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 such Jean-François Oeben and his famous bottomless cubes. It was used on it’s own or along with veneer marquetry.
In this 10-session class you will learn
—how to identify different types of veneer,
—how to 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 bone and hide or fish glue),
—how to execute traditional parquetry designs such as diamond box, reverse diamond box, checkerboard, sunburst, etc.).
Participants will go home with a veneered entrance mirror, as well as a chess board they will have veneered. But more importantly they will go home with a lot of know-how.
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
Where: Afula Illit
Starting June 16thThursday evenings from 17:30 to 20:30
Starting June 17th Friday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00
Registration is also open for the following session that will start in October after the holidays.
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.