Article: Selecting Wood for Intarsia Projects: I love your "eye" for color & grain!

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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 22, 2011 11:14 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
I love the way each piece is unique, and you clearly select the wood you use carefully. You have a great "eye" for making a simple design absolutely stunning, and the attention to detail in your finishing just makes the pieces glow. We ordered one of your little hummers last year and a wren (as a gift), and this year I've been enjoying selecting pieces for several special friends & family members. As Sharon said, you do beautiful work!

I can't imagine anybody going to all the work of piecing and shaping an intarsia piece and then painting it... easier to carve a design in a solid piece of wood with a router and then paint, I would think. I'm glad you use only clear finish (and the occasional tiny dab of black paint to accent an eye). :-)
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Nov 22, 2011 2:03 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Thank you Jill! Each of the processes to make intarsia plays such an important part in the finished piece. I hope each of my pieces reflects a bit of myself in it too.

I'm so happy you're enjoying the ones you purchased!! Thanks so much!
Nov 24, 2011 8:41 AM CST
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Nov 24, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
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