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-brick-in-the-wall from how it was done.

That,s also the reason to post this piece here on Craftisian. 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.


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 .


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

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!

Your very welcome. Congratulations my friend! You are a true craftsman of fine woodworking. Im in just aw every time I see this.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Super build Jan. The brickwork looks amazing as does all the other wonderful details.

Mike, an American living in Norway

That is staggeringly beautiful work, Dutchy! The blog link is broken. I’d certainly be interested in reading more details about how you did that.
I found your blog here at Craftisian. Ingenious solution.