Introduction to Wood Veneer Parquetry—10-Session Class
Wood parquetry, assembled elements of veneer in geometrical patterns, is a traditional furniture ornamentation technique. Many examples of it can be found in the works of 18th century French ébénistes. It was used on it’s own or along with veneer marquetry.
What will I learn?
In this 10-session class you will learn:
— all about veneer (the different ways it is cut, how it was first used, ...
—how to cut handle and assemble veneer,
—how to glue it to a substrate (using different technics),
—how to use and when to use the different type of glues (modern PVA glue, traditional hot bone and hide glue ),
—how to execute traditional parquetry designs such as diamond box, reverse diamond box, sunburst, etc.).
You will go home with a veneered entrance mirror, as well as serving tray will have veneered. But more importantly you will go home with a lot of know-how, and the ability to creat your own designs.
Is this for me?
This workshop is designed for adults, even beginners, who wish to learn the bases of veneer-work through the different technics of parquetry.
Tools and Material
Every participant will be loaned the adequate professional tools and provided the necessary material. The cost of the material is included in the price.
—The classes are led by a professional woodworker who is both knowledgeable in parquetry techniques and capable of transmitting knowledge. The courses are mainly held in English the trainer’s Hebrew is limited.
—Classes feature theoretical explanations followed immediately by a practical application.
Group: Maximum of 4 participants
Location: Afula Illit
When: Up coming class in March
Cost: 2800 nis all cost included. Every participant will be loaned the adequate professional tools and provided the necessary material. The cost of the material is included in the price. A down payment of 100 nis will be asked at registration to secure the spot. The remainder can be paid in three installments.