Bird On A Branch - Woodworking Project by Terry
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Bird On A Branch

Wood makes great wall art! This piece has a couple of firsts for me. First time using shell for inlay and first time trying shading technique with hot sand. I may have gone overboard with the hot sand but it was fun learning something new.

Wow! I WISH I could make something that amazing!

-- +Walnut


-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

keep on experimenting — my eyes are benefitting :D

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Thank you! It is so much fun to play around with. I keep telling myself, one day I want to try a triptych (3 panel inlay) and we have several old cabinet doors to use…

There are some really great patterns (for free!) on

I got this pattern from their site and this was one of the very first inlays I had done – and I was hooked!

Very nice Terry, the sand shading really gives the marquetry depth and the shell in the bird looks fantastic. I think everyone would love to have this hanging on their wall.

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

Exquisite work !
Eye candy .

Wow! it looks like a painting.
Great work indeed!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Unbelievablely beautiful. How long did that take?

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Thank you all! This project took about 1 week to make.


One week sounds awfully fast for such precise, beautiful work. We really love the other one you posted above, too.


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