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Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer, which are cut and designed to form decorative patterns. It became popular in the 18th century. The craftsmen were skilled and the patterns were exquisite. Marquetry designed items were very expensive and ordinary people couldn't afford it.
There are various types of veneer used in the artwork. The tabs are classified according to the wood and the price also according to this. Depending on the wood, the tabs are cut and designed for different and exclusive designs.
On the tabs use other materials such as bone, ivory, turtle shell, brass, colored straw and mother of pearl. These materials are also used for insertion and create a unique design in marquetry. The post work is done so beautifully, but it takes time and effort to make a piece of marquetry.
There are light wood veneer, carved wooden veneer, dark wood veneer, soft wood veneer and hard wood veneer. The wood is classified as valuable and less valuable veneer and is available at different prices. All Marquetarians are special about which wood they work on and each has a special taste for certain types of wood.
The precious woods are mahogany, rose, burl walnut, walnut with fire side and walnut in the circus. Each of these types has a different grain and the wood is sawn in another way. This is very expensive, because the marquetry work with them is exotic!
The less valuable woods are elm, pine, oak and spruce. The hard and soft tabs are often used. The soft wood refers to wood that has a straight grain on it. This is pine and pale knotted wood.
The hard type of wood is usually dense and the grain is close. Pink wood and maple wood are covered by this category. The grain is also rough in the hard wood. This wood is used for all types of furniture.
The tools that are mainly used for marquetry are milling saws, knives, scalpel and knives and the latest lasers. Now technicians have advanced and modern machines contributing to the art industry. Many tools have also undergone major improvisations.
The dual display market technology is very well known. This technique is used with the roller saw and the table is always tilted at a certain angle. An art with straight-line geometric patterns is known as parquet.
The Boulle technique requires that all elements in the pattern be cut with the background being made simultaneously. The classic method is where the patterns or elements are cut separately without background. The wood for these designs is carefully selected or maintained for this purpose.
Burl wood is especially used for these designs. In the old times, the hammering method was always used to cut out veneers. The same tool was used for all types of wood, but the way of handling them varied according to the patterns.
Nowadays, braided wooden windows are available. The veneer can either be matt matt or laminated. Marquetry work done on these veneers is very rare and exquisite.
If you are a lover of marquetry, there are many guides to help you create your own design. Tools are also easily accessible and you can look at some books for ideas. The museums also have a lot of artwork on the display. Continue and decorate your wooden box with marquetry design or just buy one that is exquisitely designed.[gallery columns="3" size="full" order="asc" orderby="ID"]