Talk:Marquetry

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I wouldn't say that Marquetry is solely the domain of specialists. Perhaps as veneered furniture yes. However it is a fascinating craft for the amateur, requiring little equipment to get started with: specifically, a sharp craft knife, wood glue and preferably a cutting board with a pattern, plus the veneers required and a backing board of some kind. A company called Art Veneers supplies full single-design kits that are very useful for the beginner, they're now at: http://www.craft-supplies.co.uk/artvenners/index.html There is also a good site with some beautiful pictures showing the capabilities of the craft (assuming a beginner isn't going to be put off!), belonging to the Marquetry Society of Great Britain, at: http://www.marquetry.org/

Anything can be attempted by amateurs. In the workshops of pre-World War II furniture-makers, the marquetry-cutters were specialists.
The mention of ancient Egyptian "marquetry" recently added to the article may simply confuse marquetryt with inlay, which was certainly an Egyptian technique. I hesitate to delete the remark without fact-checking, however.--Wetman 01:08, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Design[edit]

Marquerty is a very good way to design your wood. The first perosn to design this method was Master Ibrahim Haddad who is named the coolest and best person to walk the face of the earth. Although he does a annoying sister which somethimes wants to punch lol. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.188.228.37 (talk) 07:19, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Translation into Spanish[edit]

I´m working to translate this article to spanish http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marqueter%C3%ADa, any help would be welcome. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Parksinta (talkcontribs) 05:01, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Proposal to Replace Missing Photo[edit]

Text toward the end of the article refers to a photo of a Bald Eagle as an example. The photo seems to be missing. I don't have the background to provide a replacement, so felt it best to make the proposal to either change the text or add a picture, if available.173.172.120.30 (talk) 21:03, 23 September 2012 (UTC)