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Tuscan Table.

Author: Виктория, November 12, 2015 в Furniture

Tuscan table with marquetry top

I wish I had two more days, just 16 hours of work, probably I’d be completely happy then. But, I have only three hours a day, and my kid is sick, so I finished it a bit earlier. Lots of photos below.

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New project, tuscan table with marquetry top

Author: Виктория, November 3, 2015 в Furniture, WIP

Almost in panic! Christmas festival is only one month away. And I only have time for one more item, this time it will be tuscan table. Lots of work here – carved legs with lots of details, turned parts, marquetry top, drawers… This table is kinda huge for me, legs are 7mm thick, quite unusual for me.

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Spice Chest

Author: Виктория, September 16, 2015 в Furniture

I didn’t expect it to finish so early! Less than a month, my personal record with the kid at home :)
The only thing I regret – I didn’t take any photos of WIP, when I was making drawers and legs. Making legs was fun! I bought a duplicator sometime ago, and I was really into trying it, because I heard rave reviews about it. But I didn’t have a chance because I was moving to the new apartment then I was busy with customizing my table saw… Then I had no time to install this damn duplicator, I have only forty to sixty minutes a day to work on minis, sooo… I did it the old way, with chisels and hands :) But, it turned out quite good.

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Маркетри. Из соломы.

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2015 в Furniture, WIP

That awkward moment when you think you almost everything about marquetry and here it is! Something new! Several months ago I was re-watching Cartier collection videos on Youtube with marquetry process and mosaics and somehow I came across another collection – with straw marquetry. I heard only about Chinese tradition of straw pictures before, but this time it was miniature version! And I really wanted to try it.

Straw marquetry - WIP
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Majorelle armoire cabinet! Done, done, done!

Author: Виктория, April 7, 2015 в Furniture

I’m super happy that it’s finally finished, because I’m a bit tired of all these butterflies and leaves and curves, and want to move to something simple again. It was quite a job, but I managed to make it quite good. Overall, it was fun! I still need to make the inner frame for the central door to cover the “glass”, but it won’t take long.
French art nouveau armoire cabinet (Majorelle design)

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First marquetry panel

Author: Виктория, February 25, 2015 в Furniture, WIP

I didn’t expect that just one panel would take so long. But considering the fact that I have only 3 hours a day (except weekend), it’s not surprising.  The new panel is on the left, the old one is on the right. IMO, the new one looks much better. I changed the veneer background, color of mother of pearl, etc. And overall, I see slight improvements in my skill level.

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Next week I’ll start the next panel.

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Music stand

Author: Виктория, December 24, 2014 в Furniture

Well, it’s finished! Pretty happy with it – though I had my troubles with hinges, which was a surprise for me.

art nouveau music stand

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Marquetry panels – finished

Author: Виктория, December 22, 2014 в Furniture, WIP

Well, actually the stand itself is almost done, but I decided to show a bit of process

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Marquetry for music stand

Author: Виктория, December 19, 2014 в Furniture, WIP

I only needed one more hour today to finish the second panel for the door, almost half of it is done. So I’ll show only the first one for now. Well, I need to sand it, add couple more details, but overall it’s done.

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Music Stand

Author: Виктория, December 18, 2014 в Furniture

I almost finished the new item,  I only need to make doors with marquetry, but this is the good part :) This stand is very similar to the wardrobe I started making last year but didn’t finish. And the designer of this item is the same as with art nouveau sofa I made quite some time ago.

New item - music stand. WIP

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