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Artistic Marquetry Techniques

with Rich Gady
Set your projects apart with marquetry and parquetry techniques. Create pictorial and patterned elements that amaze, with award-winning woodworker Rich Gady!

Advance your woodworking projects with beautiful detail and impressive marquetry techniques. Award-winning woodworker and professional instructor Rich Gady will share essential techniques for marquetry and parquetry as you learn to choose a design, select appropriate wood and even use the right cutting tool for your project. Find out how to change the tone of your piece and achieve an alluring 3-D effect using sand shading. Then, learn how to cut stunning geometric shapes like diamonds, hexagons and Louis cubes. Get helpful techniques for assembling, vacuum pressing and gluing your pieces together. Finally, sand and oil your piece to make it ready for a finish of your choice. Plus, Rich will show you how to troubleshoot common marquetry, parquetry and veneer problems for projects that are heavy on satisfaction — not frustration!

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Lesson 1. Design

  • Meet your instructor, marquetry artist Rich Gady, and learn about the difference between marquetry and parquetry, then choose a photo that will be the basis for your design. You'll consider image qualities such tonal values and types of shapes that will translate well into marquetry. Rich also explains the order of assembly for marquetry pieces.


Lesson 2. Selecting Veneers


Lesson 3. Cutting Veneers


Lesson 4. Parquetry Techniques


Lesson 5. Assembly


Lesson 6. Gluing Process


Lesson 7. Fixing & Sanding

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