Intarsia

 Intarsia is a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes and species of wood fitted together like a jig-saw puzzle to create a mosaic-like picture with the illusion of depth. Here are some examples of my attempts at intarsia.

Bald Eagle and shield

Nothing says Harley more than a bald eagle and the bar & shield logo. It was made for use as a backdrop piece for my memorabilia collection.

40cm w x 38cm h x4cm d   (15.8"w x15"h x 1.6"d)

Materials:  Rock maple, surian cedar, red cedar and american walnut. The eye was made from scrap timber and painted with acrylic paint.

Stylised Eagle head


This intarsia piece was based around a bald eagle head which follows the shape of a stylised bar & shield logo. It was made for use as a backdrop piece for my memorabilia collection.

45cm w x 36cm h x2.5cm d   (17.7"w x14.2"h x 1"d)

Materials:  Rock maple, surian cedar, red cedar and american walnut. The eye was made from scrap timber and painted with acrylic yellow for effect.