Article: Selecting Wood for Intarsia Projects: Beautiful work, Chris!!

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Image Selecting Wood for Intarsia Projects
By Chris Rentmeister on November 19, 2011

After selecting your pattern, you need to decide what type(s) of wood you will be using for your project. This is not as simple of a process as one would think.

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Nov 19, 2011 7:30 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Beautiful wood for your beautiful work!
Thanks for the information and for sharing more of your wood art with us.
Nov 20, 2011 3:20 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Thank you Sharon. I should have mentioned in the article the wonderful smell of Western red cedar when working with it too. Smiling Well, it all smells good actually. Kind of like digging in nice fresh dirt - that's a wonderful smell too.
Nov 20, 2011 3:24 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I have seen intarsia pieces in shops and thought they were beautiful but they were poor imitations compared to the pictures of your!
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Nov 20, 2011 4:21 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Brenda, thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. *Blush* The shaping process takes a considerable amount of time, but is so worth it in the end. A lot of times that is what makes the biggest difference.
Nov 21, 2011 10:59 PM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
Very nice work. I learned something new about a different art form that I have seen but not too familiar with. Never knew how much detail and work was involved. I am quite sure patience is a plus when working with the different types of wood. Thank you.
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Nov 22, 2011 1:37 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Thanks, and glad you enjoyed the article. It does take a lot of patience, but I find it's a very rewarding process.
Nov 22, 2011 6:29 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Chris, very beautiful work! I am especially fond of that angel Angel Lovey dubby but it's all amazing!

Nov 23, 2011 2:05 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Hi Christine, thank you! The angel has always been one of my favorites too.

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