Wood Finishing and Inlay
The Art Of Inlay
Design & Technique For Fine Woodworking
Paperback ISBN: 0879308354
This dazzling showcase of the art of inlay provides artistic inspiration as well as how-to instruction and design insights - written by the inlay artist for U2, Led Zeppelin, and many more. Over 100 color photographs show you exquisite inlays in musical instruments, wooden boxes, and various objets d'art, while black-and-white photos and drawings guide you through the intricate process of creating your own. The book has been revised and expanded throughout, including an additional 16-page gallery of inlay examples.
The Fine Art of Marquetry
Creating Images in Wood Using Sawn Veneers
Hardcover ISBN: 0764334999
Craig Vandall Stevens designs and builds one-of-a-kind furniture for exhibition and commission. He studied furniture making at the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program in northern California, a program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. His work is exhibited around North America and Japan. He has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. He's written feature articles for Fine Woodworking Magazine and is the author of five books published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. on the subjects of chip carving, marquetry, and furniture making. His work appears in Taunton Press' Design Book Seven, The Furniture Society's Furniture Studio 1: The Heart of the Functional Arts, Furniture Studio 2: Tradition in Contemporary Furniture, and With Wakened Hands by Cambium Press. Craig has been a featured craftsman on the Home & Garden Television program, Modern Masters. He teaches furniture-making workshops throughout North America and has given presentations at conferences and furniture programs in Takayama, Japan. Craig is also responsible for reproducing many of the original architectural carvings for the historical renovation of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio, and he designed and carved a 51' long frieze and other architectural designs for the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial Bench in Columbus, Ohio. Master Furniture Craftsman Craig Vandall Stevens takes you from novice to advanced wood-worker with this illustrated guide to marquetry, a technique where different colors of wood veneers are carefully cut to fit precisely together, forming a single sheet of veneer. Explore your creative potential and learn the essential elements of marquetry: using a fret saw, sawing your own veneers from solid wood planks, the tools and materials required for marquetry, choosing wood, design, shading with hot sand, and applying a shellac finish. Finally, follow Stevens as he demonstrates making a beautiful, simple box with a marquetry top.
Traditional Craft for Modern Living
Hardcover ISBN: 1611806585
Rustic Italian style meets Scandinavian design in this stunning collection of simple woodworking projects. Woodworking husband-and-wife duo Andrea Brugi and Samina Langholz invite you into their magical world, where their Scandinavian sensibility for clean design is balanced with organic and aged imperfection inspired by their Tuscan home. Discover some of their key woodworking techniques through twenty simple projects for useful and decorative objects for the home—from cutting boards and simple doorstops to benches and dining tables. With striking photography, step-by-step instructions, and information on the types of wood and tools required for each project, you’ll have everything you need to start handcrafting your own woodworking masterpieces that celebrate the beauty of uniqueness and combine modern design with rustic warmth. “Our ethos is very simple: do more with less; let each project unfold organically; always be open to possibilities; welcome mistakes and learn from them; let simple, found, and readily available materials embolden your design and decisions.”—from the introduction