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The Fine Art of Marquetry : Creating Images in Wood Using Sawn Veneers (Hardcover)

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Craig Vandall Stevens designs and builds one-of-a-kind furniture for exhibition and commission. He studied furniture making at the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program in northern California, a program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail.

His work is exhibited around North America and Japan. He has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. He's written feature articles for Fine Woodworking Magazine and is the author of five books published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. on the subjects of chip carving, marquetry, and furniture making. His work appears in Taunton Press' Design Book Seven, The Furniture Society's Furniture Studio 1: The Heart of the Functional Arts, Furniture Studio 2: Tradition in Contemporary Furniture, and With Wakened Hands by Cambium Press.

Craig has been a featured craftsman on the Home & Garden Television program, Modern Masters. He teaches furniture-making workshops throughout North America and has given presentations at conferences and furniture programs in Takayama, Japan.

Craig is also responsible for reproducing many of the original architectural carvings for the historical renovation of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio, and he designed and carved a 51' long frieze and other architectural designs for the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial Bench in Columbus, Ohio.

Master Furniture Craftsman Craig Vandall Stevens takes you from novice to advanced wood-worker with this illustrated guide to marquetry, a technique where different colors of wood veneers are carefully cut to fit precisely together, forming a single sheet of veneer.

Explore your creative potential and learn the essential elements of marquetry: using a fret saw, sawing your own veneers from solid wood planks, the tools and materials required for marquetry, choosing wood, design, shading with hot sand, and applying a shellac finish. Finally, follow Stevens as he demonstrates making a beautiful, simple box with a marquetry top.


Publisher Schiffer Pub Ltd
Mfg Part# 9780764334993
SKU 213456533
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0764334999
Release Date 7/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0160
Publisher Schiffer Publishing
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