Friday 17 February 2023

Second attempt - A different technique

A wooden depiction of a Robin made by Marquetry

I've now had a second go at marquetry using a different technique. Without getting technical, the first one was done using the "window" method and this one using the "Double Bevel" method. This technique involves cutting two veneers at the same time, but that ensures the shapes fit together better, with much fewer gaps and a much tighter fit. So that I had a sound comparison between the two methods I used the same Robin picture as before, but reversed. What I hadn't expected (though I should have) was the huge effect the veneer choices had. The two Robins look quite different from each other and although I'm happier that this piece is more technically sound, I prefer the overall look of the first piece despite its faults. Lots to learn, that's for sure.  ;)


  1. Hmm I don't know. I'm comparing the two, I like both. What I love in this one is the gray veneers against the red brown colour or his chest.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at these Judy, and I really appreciate what you've said about the colours.

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    1. Thank you Ann. As I progress I expect I'll find that both methods have their place - time will tell.


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