Making Marquetry #2

The next step in making a marquetry piece is choosing the wood veneers to use for your design.

In many ways this is the most important part of the whole process and is about selecting the best possible match of veneers to do justice to the design you have chosen. This includes considering all the different qualities of the woods such as the grain, figure, lustre, colour and cut.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that you are going to spend numerous hours working with the veneers you choose for you design which makes it all the more important that you get the right mix of woods from the start rather than get half way through the process and realise you are using the ‘wrong’ combination of woods.

Wood Veneers - various

Selecting the wood veneers for your design

My final advice about choosing which veneers to use – is to take your time. For that reason, I’m sleeping on my ideas about which to use for my greyhound design……..