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Sand-Shading Brings Marquetry and Inlay to Life

Create a 3-D effect that brings pictures to life

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Sand shading, a technique of scorching a piece of veneer along one edge to create a shadow, brings marquetry pictures to life. Learn a low-tech, traditional method to add depth and dimension to your marquetry.

This is a companion piece to "Marquetry, the Italian Way" in the same issue.

From Fine Woodworking #225

From Fine Woodworking #225, pp. 90-93

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