Online Class

Artistic Marquetry Techniques

$19.99$39.99

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

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Rich Gady
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Design
08:43
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.
2. Selecting Veneers
19:56
3. Cutting Veneers
38:06
4. Parquetry Techniques
24:54
5. Assembly
12:41
6. Gluing Process
19:59
7. Fixing & Sanding
18:17

Recommended with this class

  • Veneer saw

Taught by

Rich Gady
Rich Gady
Rich Gady is a lifelong woodworker and instructor who applies his knowledge of fine art to marquetry and parquetry to create woodworking projects that have won awards at the local, national and international level. When not in his shop, Rich teaches classes in marquetry, veneer, cabinetmaking and furniture making at Colorado’s Red Rocks Community College. He also leads workshops at Rockler, the Colorado Woodworkers Guild and the American Marquetry Society.
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