Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Marquetry with Marc Adams

Dates: 4/13 - 4/17

Cost: $750
Materials: $50
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship

This workshop will teach you the fine art of working with veneer to create pictures. The class will start with a discussion of how to handle, flatten, cut, and tape veneer packets. By the end of the first day, students will master simple knife-cutting techniques by making several geometric or parquetry-type patterns. Through continued practice, participants will be able to master the double-bevel technique for cutting and assembling pictures out of wood, which is known as marquetry. Marc will share his secret of how to dye veneers and the easy way to lay out and trace patterns successfully. He will also discuss substrate selections, pressing methods, sanding techniques, veneer selections, knife cutting, and detailing. Each student will learn how to sand shade veneer as well as how to repair common problems that occur during the cutting and pressing process.

This class will be intense and requires patience. However, each student will be able to work at his/her own pace under no time constraints. By the end of the week, everyone will have produced many pressed, sanded, and lacquered works of art. Marquetry is simple, yet very few people practice it. It can increase the value of a piece of furniture fourfold. If you are a craftsperson, this class will change your life.

Key Points:

  • The history of veneer
  • How to create marquetry concepts
  • Ways to transfer line drawings into veneer images
  • Ways to cut, tape and assemble packets
  • Rules for the double bevel technique
  • Dying veneer and sand shading techniques
  • Completing the image: sanding and finishing

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.

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