Marquetry Flowers

This was a fun project I was using as a demonstration piece last year at the Calgary Stampede (a very large, 2 week rodeo/rides/exhibition) where SAWS (Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society) had an exhibition one day. I was cutting these pieces out on my chevalet and have finally gotten around to completing it.

This was done in piece by piece, so I have 3 other identical copies I cut at the same time as this one. All that is left is to shade and put them together (the other 3). I made a tracing from a black and white image of a panel on a roll top desk by Jean-Henri Riesener to recreate this.

It has been 2.5 years since I took course from Shipwright online and bought a chevalet from him to learn with. Every penny was worth it and well spent and the itch he started in me has not gone away. 

Anyways, this was done with dyed maple background, bloodwood, paduak, purpleheart, yellowheart, maple and dyed poplar for the greens. I am giving it a French Polish right now and have to figure out what I will make it into now (frame? box? I don't know). It is a gift for a friend.


IMHO this is your best yet Ryan, …. and they just keep getting better. You can do anything I can already. The sky’s the limit.
….makin’ me proud! 😉😁

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Absolutely beautiful!  seriously!
Shipwright is calling it the best and that the sky is the limit. What should I add to that?

Wonderful looking work.   Nicely done.   Something I need to learn.


paul thought you well, that is beautiful work.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.


No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

Aside from the skills shown, I have to complement you on the dying and grain orientation, really makes it all look so real!


Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

A great piece of traditional classic marquetry. Well done to you and your teacher!
Beautiful work, you are going to make someone really happy with that gift!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

simply very beautiful  GR8 JOB  😍😎👍


Very nice work Ryan, looks like a lot of time and effort went into that.
Beautiful Marquetry! Thats is so cool that Paul was your teacher. 

Dennis Zongker

Beautiful work Rayn

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Beautiful piece. You learned from Paul, the master!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Beautifully done! Amazing artwork. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Stunning work! A frame sounds like a great plan.
Looks almost like a painting. Where did you get all those incredible colored veneers?

James McIntyre

 Looks almost like a painting. Where did you get all those incredible colored veneers? 

I got these veneers from 
They sell them in 1/16" in various widths, 
all at 2 foot long.