Learning the art of intarsia has never been easier thanks to celebrated intarsia artist and instructor Kathy Wise. With more than 40 skill building lessons, Intarsia Woodworking for Beginners will take you on a journey from the concepts and basics of working with an intarsia pattern, cutting, sanding, gluing, creating a backer board and finishing, to techniques that will take your work to the next level, such as staining, shims, overlays, laminations, wood burning and carving texture.
With the projects divided into beginner, intermediate beginner and advanced beginner, this easy to follow book includes step-by-step instructions, over 20 patterns with reference photos, material lists, and tips and hints to help you turn multiple pieces of wood into a stunning work of art.
Kathy's progressive teaching style offers something for anyone working with inlaid wood. The lessons not only cover the basics, but also describe details to look out for like the nuances of working with multiple shades of wood or the best way to create color breaks. This book offers valuable lessons that will be referenced again and again as you discover a love of intarsia.