In this video Dave Heller gives a great introduction to geometric marquetry using beautiful veneer wood species. Dave is a furniture maker based in Charlottesville, Virginia, who specializes in Art Deco style furniture, and other historical furniture styles that incorporate marquetry and veneering.

Dave Heller holding two veneered and inlaid chess boards

Dave is also an instructor here at the Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School. You can watch a video about Dave and his furniture here on our website.

Dave’s Tools and Books

Here is a list of tools and books that Dave mentioned in the video:

Marquetry Tools:
* OLFA 18mm utility knife: https://amzn.to/2Ae4u2b
* OLFA 18mm Black Japanese cutter blades (10 pack): https://amzn.to/2zeRzwx
* OLFA 18mm Black Japanese cutter blades (50 pack): https://amzn.to/3cH415F
* OLFA DC-4 Blade Disposal Case: https://amzn.to/30sdkE2
* Exacto #2 knife: https://amzn.to/2Ygri9l

Marquetry Books:

* Prarie Art glass Drawings Volume 1: https://amzn.to/2BFRi6t
* Design Art Deco Quilts by Don Linn: https://amzn.to/30jsXxA
* Art Deco Stained Glass Pattern Book by Ed Sibbett Jr.: https://amzn.to/2UlpcEj
* Prairie Style Panels by Scott Haebich: https://amzn.to/2XGXK5K

(Some of the above links may earn us a commission if you make a purchase. However, this does not impact our recommendations, nor does it cost you anything).

And below you can find links to all my tool buyer’s guides:

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