My first marquetry coffee table.

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Project by isetegija posted 02-11-2009 09:29 AM 2787 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is first of four I have made in total.
I made this coffee table in year 1999.
Back then I worked in a small firm building custom furniture and I had good boss and free time on my work place.
Its 100% particle board and veneer , no wood are used.
My boss charged me for materials and uses of his tools 1/5 of my monthly income ( circa $70.00 back then).
I sold it 30min after the lacquer was dry for a 1 monthly income.
Rest of coffee tables and other my woodcraft are sown on my website.

-- Not my woodworking

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#1 posted 02-11-2009 09:48 AM

Very nice!... I want to get into marquetry so bad, it just looks so complicated.

You have some great talent!


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 02-11-2009 10:49 AM

Beautiful marquetry work and the table design is also beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 02-11-2009 05:44 PM

Beautiful Craftsmanship!!! Great job. Did you know that this looks like Parquetry. Parquetry has geometrical shapes. Where Marquetry has floral and picture forms. I hope you dont get mad, by me saying something. You do some great work. Thanks for posting

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 02-11-2009 06:41 PM

Very nice table,great job.

Dennis thanks for explaining the difference between Parquetry and Marquetry very informative.



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#5 posted 02-11-2009 07:06 PM

Cool story, great table.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 02-11-2009 07:37 PM

To Dennis :I didn’t know this about parquetry.I thinked parquetry is only for floors and made from wood not veneer.Bat You where rite , thanks for explaining .
I added word parquetry to my website “keywords” rite away.

-- Not my woodworking

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#7 posted 02-12-2009 01:27 AM

beautifull work, veneering is wonderful,,, if in need of very feel free to contact me have lots of exotic veneer
thanks for sharing you excellent work

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#8 posted 01-09-2010 10:05 PM

Beautiful !!!!


-- ~Bill in Missouri~ Just Whittlin' .........always Whittlin'

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