Parquetry Workshop

Presented by Peter Young

Parquetry techniques use repeated geometric shapes to build up a repeat pattern, using either solid wood (as in floors) or veneer. On day 1 we will begin by making a chess board; the method used is essentially similar to other more complicated parquetry patterns. The completed veneer pattern will be glued to a substrate and ready for solid wood edging the following day. On day 2 we will make a Louis cube pattern which will also be glued to a substrate and could then be used as a lid for a box. Other parquetry patterns will be demonstrated so that you can then begin your own exploration of patterns and designs.

Peter Young

$660 (2020) (Inclusive of GST)
Includes timber veneers and substrate, timber to create box, all specialist tools and equipment

Sun 8th & Mon 9th March 2020
9am to 4pm

2 days

Suitable for all levels, no previous experience required!

Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking.
14 Cottage St, Blackburn

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About the Instructor: Peter Young

Peter is a former research scientist who has been designing and making furniture for the past 20 years after retraining at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. He is a regular Instructor in the one year fine woodworking program at Sturt School for Wood and also 5 day workshops on a variety of woodworking topics. Peter makes extensive use of veneering techniques in his designs, including marquetry and parquetry and regularly teaches these techniques in 2-5 day workshops. He is an Accredited Member of Studio Woodworkers Australia.