Intarsia Wedding Gift

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Project by justoneofme posted 05-12-2012 07:19 AM 3589 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi There Everyone!

At long last … a chance to post my latest Intarsia piece. Although the design was started way back in October of last year, the actual ‘hands-on’ work of it didn’t begin until the end of February. 170 hours later this wedding gift for our daughter is now complete.

These photos posted show only a few of the many steps taken to produce this particular style of Intarsia. For the entire journey from beginning to end … and lots of photo discription!! … you can read all about it through my blog.

Thank you so much for your wonderful and supportive comments throughout!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 08:40 AM

very nice work elaine

and your build blog

is well documented
and easy to understand

enjoy the wedding
your daughter will treasure this gift
for sure

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-12-2012 10:58 AM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 05-12-2012 11:24 AM

Absolutely beautiful, work of Art, thnaks for sharing.

-- Pete in NC

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#4 posted 05-12-2012 11:44 AM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 05-12-2012 12:49 PM

This is awesome work. I admire you dedication and your artistic eye!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#6 posted 05-12-2012 01:10 PM

Wonderful gift, beautiful work!

Now I’m off to look at the blog.
Thanks for posting it.

David, thanks for the link.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 05-12-2012 03:25 PM

Nothing I can say here that I haven’t already told you Elaine.
It is truly beautiful.
All those hours were worth it.
Congratulations, now go and enjoy the cabin life at the lake.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 05-12-2012 04:56 PM

Wow, Elaine, that is absolutely beautiful! Your daughter will love and treasure it! Thanks for showing a beautiful project and I enjoyed your blogs as well!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 05-12-2012 05:11 PM

Elaine that is fantastic

I would find it hard to choose painted or plain

A fantastic wedding gift.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 05-12-2012 06:11 PM


Your gift to your daughter, obviously from the heart, is just beautiful.

You define the ‘art’ in artisan. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#11 posted 05-12-2012 09:08 PM

Elaine, I know that the pictures here hardly do this fantastic piece justice. I’m sure this will be a treasured family heirloom for generations to come.

Thanks for sharing with us!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#12 posted 05-13-2012 03:11 AM

I love this…so beautiful! The craftsmanship on it looks fantastic too! I have yet to try my hand at Intarsia, but when I see stuff like this project it makes me inspired to want to give it a try!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#13 posted 05-13-2012 04:45 AM

That is beautiful. I’m not a fan of intarsia but you have convinced me!

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 11:57 AM

Awesome, the detail is impeccable, very nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#15 posted 05-16-2012 04:34 AM


What a lovely heirloom! I hope your daughter and son-in-law will keep all your documentation with this masterpiece to hand on to the next generation.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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