This is what I call parquet

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Project by deon posted 04-07-2010 11:52 PM 2391 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Parquet in american oak. I cannot take the credit of having made the pieces but at least I can say that I have put them down. The maker is a dear friend who can be found at – A chip off a woodworking block that has been around here in the south of Italy for more generations than he can remember. He invents his tools for making things, mostly driven by compressed air, but this is none of my business to discuss.
The tiles are 20 by 20 cm and the boards 90 by 10 cm, all in 25 mm oak. Underneath we put 15 mm cork pannels to insulate. Finnish in mineral oil and then wax. At this stage of our project we sanded them down after putting them in place but we are working on a method of realising a product ready to put down with no aftermath.of dust etc.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 01:34 AM

Wow, that dog marquetry inlay almost looks REAL. Incredible. Nice floor.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 02:23 AM

I was thinking the installer looks rather pleased with himself. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 05:06 AM

nice inlay. the dog almost looks real. lol nice job


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#4 posted 04-08-2010 05:42 AM

looks more like butter to me!!

sorry i couldn’t resist. i think I’m showing my age

any who looks great

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 05:54 AM

Great looking floor, and the dog inlay pun was incredible as well…very funny.

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 10:02 AM

I think your lab is like mine. Why are we in here when we can be outside thrownign the tennis ball sillly! Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 01:13 PM

awwww cute little parquet! does parquet like to play ball?

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#8 posted 04-10-2010 07:22 AM

Parquet?...........funny name for a dog!!!.......oh…..great job on the floor!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#9 posted 04-11-2010 12:37 AM

The dog’s shedding blends right in with the flooring. That is a reall plus. I have two pure-bred black-shedders. My wife said NO to my doing a black floor.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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#10 posted 05-19-2013 09:48 AM

Oh my… I didnt realise there were so many budding comedians lurking under the LJ site!!

So as not to be out done, was the dog was done on a 3D printer? certainly looks realistic

Great work on the flooring as well, I have wanted to do my veranda and add a couple of french knots just to be able to see what sort of a result I could make.

-- Regards Rob

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#11 posted 03-04-2016 07:10 PM

Just a thought: Lately, I’ve been fascinated by Trompe L’oeil. I’ve also been twisting myself in knots, trying to learn Marquetry. Now, your floor, which is lovely, is Parquetry, which is a distant cousin to Marquetry. Often, the two are combined in flooring, in that wonderful medallions and such are installed in the floor, Parquetry, or otherwise.
Then, there’s the dog.
Seeing the dog on the Parquetry floor connected Trompe L’oeil, Marquetry, and Parquetry, in my deranged mind, and, I envisioned a hyper-realistic Trompe L’oeil, Marquetry dog, embedded in a Parquetry floor.
That’s what happened to me today. Just because I looked at your floor, Deon. This may have changed my life. Now, all I need to do is to locate, within myself, the skills I do not, as yet, possess.
What’s your pooch’s name? Dogs are my favorite people.

-- Mark

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