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Marquetry and parquetry

The Beauty of Marquetry and Parquetry

Marquetry and parquetry are decorative woodworking techniques used to create ornamental designs in architectural features, furniture and flooring. Here we take a look at this interesting subject, touching on its history, uses, the differences between marquetry and parquetry and how the stunning wood artwork is created.

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Bamboo veneers

Timber Spotlight: Bamboo

Bamboo veneers are a little different from other types of veneer in that they are made from laminated blocks of bamboo that are then sliced and sanded. Bamboo as a timber is very hard and tight textured. It is used widely in construction, flooring and decorative panelling.

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