Barn Workshop – Three French Parquetry Patterns


The final of the three summer workshops at The Barn will be held August 19-21, 2016, and involve the replication of three principal patterns for parquetry as documented by Roubo’s L’Art du Menusier, from which we have created To Make As Perfectly As Possible: Roubo On Marquetry.


Unlike some of my earlier workshops in marquetry and parquetry, this weekend will focus entirely on the replication of the techniques (lots of precision saw and planing jigs involved) rather than making a completed project.  From the review of the design, the sawing of the veneer stock and the individual elements, the participants will leave with completed jigs integral to the techniques and a solid foundation for incorporating these designs into their own work.  I know I will be working on a project that could best be described as the imagined result if James Krenov received a commission to build a piece that was the merging of  16th Century Chinese and 18th Century French styles.



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The other two workshops at The Barn this summer are Traditional Finishing (originally planned for June 24-26, but that is the same schedule as the SAPFM Mid-Year meeting so I will likely move it forward, stay tuned) and Build Your Own Nicholson or Roubo Workbench (July 25-29).