Black walnut desk
This piece Won “Best Texas Style Furniture” at the 2021 Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville. Wayne lives near the Brazos River, whose full name is Brazos De Dios, or Arms of God. That name led him to take Michelangelo’s fresco God’s Creation of Adam, in the Sistine Chapel, as the inspiration for his marquetry. Inside the single drawer of the desk Wayne added a marquetry mockingbird, the state bird of Texas.
BLACK WALNUT AND VARIOUS VENEERS IN THE MARQUETRY, 24D x 60W x 32H
– Wayne Delyea, Granbury, Texas
From Fine Woodworking #296