Trompe l'oeil is French for "fool the eye," and that is exactly what FWW author Craig Thibodeau has done with his best piece to date, an Art Deco-style table with incredible marquetry and secret compartments.
Enrico König's furniture often incorporates dramatic curves. Some are coopered, but most are bent laminations clothed in stunning veneer. This slideshow presents a range of his pieces and a peek into the Vancouver shop where he makes them.
FWW contributor Paul Schurch's veneering skills occasionally bear strange fruit, in this case a strange vegetable. Just as planned, his giant veneer turnip caught the desert wind at the annual Burning Man festival and spun like a top. Then Schurch sacrificed it to the gods in true Burning Man tradition.
EagleLakeWoodworking, member | January 7th, 20093 comments
The video series shows the build of two tables in parallel to illustrate the differences in materials and construction. The outcome of both tables is meant to be nearly identical, but in the process of creating the imposter, I show some nice ways to get the authentic look using different techniques and materials.