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Intarsia?? Marquetry?? Church

A year ago I made this church, but never posted it here. After posting a link here to a woodworkers toolshop gallery I got questions how I made the bricks. Therefore I made a blog entry from how it was done.

That,s also the reason to post this piece here on WWW. My question to you is can I call it intarsia?

I thought it would be fun to make a intarsia piece of the church where I on every Friday evening practice on my euphonium with the local wind band. There was a renovation and I could get the Wenge and Parana Pine (old pew) that was left for free. Well for free? As reward I made this piece. The scale is 1:10, and that means a piece of about 1×1mtr. (40×40”) The types of wood I used are: Parana pine, Wenge, Ash, Oak, Auwora and Mahogany.


-- Steve Tow

Incredible! Your patience must be unending! What an absolutely perfect reproduction of the church.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

I love it DUTCHY and whatever you choose to call it is up to you .
Incredible piece of work and I love the process you used to make the brick pattern and all the fine details .


excellent job , something to be proud of .

-- Wheaties

Thanks for all kind words. Keeps me going.

Amazing work,beautiful.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

That is something else! Great job!

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler

You do amazing work!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Thank Jim,Shin and Ian.

Among others Jeff Vandenberg after he had seen my church in the Baptist gallery asked how I made the bricks and that is the reason I posted this piece here last week. And now it is an editor’s choice. Thanks Jeff!