Neil Lamens is the author of the Furnitology Blog. Aside from being a master woodworker himself he produces a very educational blog. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to his RSS feed.
In this video he talks with Silas Kopf. Silas produces some of the most beautiful marquetry I have ever seen. You can check out Mr, Kopf's web site here.
Marquetry is the craft of covering a structural carcass with pieces of veneer forming decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to case furniture or even seat furniture, to decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces or to free-standing pictorial panels appreciated in their own right. Parquetry is very similar in technique to marquetry: in parquetry the pieces of veneer are of simple repeating geometric shapes, forming tiling patterns such as would cover a floor (parquet), or forming basketweave or brickwork patterns, trelliswork and the like. (Source: Wikipedia)
The cabinet below is one of the incredible self-portraits Silas has produced.
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