Take your furniture making craft to a new level of elegance and intrigue. Wood veneer has been around for over 6,000 years. This ancient craft was created from the nest wood, and with consistency in figure, grain and color, it maximizes a tree’s harvest, making its use ecologically responsible. By adding imaginative marquetry and inlays, students can accent their work with wood, metal, stone, iridescent shell and even glow-in-the-dark phosphorus. In this course, we combine the beauty of wood veneer with artistic vision to create a remarkable table.
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We learn how to work with veneer, from attending to repair to a variety of seaming methods using a myriad of tools and techniques. We practice curved panels, waterfall edges, various inlay and marquetry methods, and compound forms.
This course is geared toward students’ interests and skill levels with daily demonstrations, lectures and plenty of hands-on practice. We review a wide variety of approaches for each method, and students have the opportunity to find their favorites with each process. Participants create an exquisite side tabletop with plenty of sample boards.
Scott Grove is a self-taught seasoned woodworker known for layers of artistic expression and unconventional techniques. His work has been shown internationally and featured on HGTV. He has written for Fine Woodworking, FDM, Woodworkers West, and more, and authored two books for Schiffer Publishing. Scott’s work is innovative, unique and creative, and his teaching style is entertaining, informative and high energy. www.scottgrove.com