Marquetry is the art of using wood veneers of different species and colors to create pictures.
These pictures are all hand made and therefore one of a kind.

Marquetry Pictures

  • by Jane Burke

Class Schedule
& Supplies

I teach marquetry classes in Georgia and North Carolina. These range from 1 day to 6 day classes. No prior experience required. All tools and materials will be provided in class.
  1. Morbi nunc odi
    Wooden Trinket Boxes
    September 9 to 14, 2018
    5 Day Class John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC 828-837-2775 - Call the Folk School for pricing and class details.
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    Introduction to Marquetry
    Saturday, February 3, 2018 9am to 3pm
    $95, all inclusive Highland Woodworking, Atlanta, GA 1045 N. Highland Ave., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 404-872-4466 Call for information and to secure a place.
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    Classes in GA & NC
    2018 Classes
    Classes include 1 day, 2 days and 5 days. All of these options are available throughout the year at either Highland Woodworking in Atlanta or Woodcraft in Roswell, GA. A 5-day class is also available in Brasstown, NC at the John C. Campbell Folk School.
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    Marquetry in Depth
    3x Thursdays, Date TBD 6pm - 9pm
    $190, all inclusive Woodcraft - Roswell, GA 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd Alpharetta, GA 30022 770-587-3372 Call for information and to secure a place. Not scheduled at this time.
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    Pictures in Wood
    January 21 to 26, 2018
    5 Day Class John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC 828-837-2775 - Call the Folk School for pricing and class details.
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    Marquetry Immersion
    April 2 to 6, 2018 10am to 4pm daily
    5 Day Class $495, all inclusive Highland Woodworking, Atlanta, GA 1045 N. Highland Ave., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 404-872-4466 - Call to secure a place.
Marquetry Tools & Supplies
For Sale
  1. DVD - The Art of Marquetry
    DVD - The Art of Marquetry
    The craft knife technique is taught on this 50 minute DVD. It covers many basic aspects of marquetry; how to choose veneer, creating patterns, how to transfer patterns to the veneer, cutting technique, how to adhere the veneer to a piece of wood and some information on applying a finish to the piece of marquetry. For a more advanced look at marquetry, also get my DVD Pattern Approach for Marquetry. DVD $25.95 USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  2. Pattern Approach for Marquetry
    Pattern Approach for Marquetry
    This 1 hour DVD shows many examples of how to approach different patterns when doing marquetry with a craft knife. It also covers what tools are needed and how to use them and how to glue the project to a substrate using clamps and using a vacuum press. In all, you will get a good basic understanding of how to do marquetry. If you get only 1 DVD, get this one. $29.95 each USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  3. 2 DVD Set
    2 DVD Set
    Buy both DVDs and save $5! The Art of Marquetry is a good introduction to marquetry, showing in depth all the basics required to start doing marquetry. It gives a more detailed description of the tools and the technique. Pattern Approach for Marquetry concentrates more on how to approach different patterns, while also including how to cut the veneer, glue the pieces together and some information on sanding and finishing. $49.95 for both USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  1. Small Veneer Pack
    Small Veneer Pack
    10 Sheets of veneer in varying sizes up to 8" x 11". The pack contains mainly straight grain veneer but has from 2 to 4 pieces with figure (burl or other grain pattern). This is a nice pack to get started with as you have several different species to create marquetry rather than having to buy a large quantity of only one species. $15.95 each USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  2. Cutting Mat
    Cutting Mat
    Alvin Self-healing 8-1/2" x 11" Cutting Mat This mat is green on one side, black on the reverse with printed 1/2" grid on BOTH sides, so it can be flipped over if it every wears out on one side. These cutting mats provide a long-lasting, non-glare surface that can be cut and slashed without showing marks or cutting lines. $15.95 each USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  3. Knives & Blades Set
    Knives & Blades Set
    1 x #1 craft knife 1 x #11 blades 5-pack 1 x #5 heavy duty knife 1 x #18 blades 5-pack 1 x gripperThis kit includes both knife handles plus 5 replacement blades for each knife. The rubber gripper is to cushion the #1 handle, which creates less stress on finger joints. These are the only cutting tools needed to do this form of marquetry. $26.95 each USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  4. Coaster Marquetry Kit
    Coaster Marquetry Kit
    Create your very own marquetry coaster. This 3"x3" coaster is an easy first project to introduce you to the art of marquetry. Included in the pack are three designs, a dog, a cat and a fish, giving you three options for your marquetry coaster. There are 3 different types of veneer large enough to complete one coaster plus a Poplar block on which to glue the finished marquetry. You will also get a two sided step by step instuctions sheet with illustrations. $18.95 each USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  5. Picture Backer Boards
    Picture Backer Boards
    When making marquetry pictures which will be framed the marquetry has to be glued to a backer board. This set includes 8 Baltic Birch plywood boards cut to standard frame sizes. Each pack contains a variety of sizes, including 9"x12", 8"x10", 5"x7", 4"x6". These are good sizes for beginner projects and marquetry pictures make great gifts. $28.95 each USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  6. Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block
    Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block
    I strongly recommend the use of the Preppin' Weapon sanding block when sanding marquetry. After spending days or weeks on a single piece of marquetry it would be a shame to sand through the surface. Sized to fit a 1/4 sheet of plain-backed 8" x 11" sandpaper. Can be used for dry or wet sanding due to its stainless steel, high impact ABS and Styrofoam core construction.Size: 2 3/4" x 7 3/4" $26.60 each USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  7. Marquetry Combo 1
    Marquetry Combo 1
    Buy this Combo pack and Save $10 ! Included is the DVD Pattern Approach for Marquetry, the Knives & Blades Set which includes both knives and spare blades plus a gripper and a small pack of veneer containing 10 sheets. This is the bare minimum to get started with marquetry. $65.85 USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  8. Marquetry Combo 2
    Marquetry Combo 2
    Buy this Combo pack and Save $15 ! This pack contains both DVDs, the Knives & Blades Set shown above, the Small Veneer Pack, a Sharpened Ruler and a glue brush and water holder. This is a more complete set for someone who dones not have many craft supplies. $91.80 USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.
  9. Marquetry Combo 3
    Marquetry Combo 3
    Buy this Combo pack and Save $20 ! This is all the tools needed to do marquetry. It includes both DVDs, the Knives & Blades Set, Small Veneer Pack, Sharpened Ruler, Coaster Kit, Preppin' Weapon sanding block, Alvin Cutting Mat (not shown in photo above) and the glue brush with water holder. This is the perfect gift for someone who is just starting out and wants all the basic tools needed to do marquetry. Just add glue and masking tape and you are set. $149.30 USA Shipping included Call 678-923-9639 to order.