From DT Online
Marquetry is a similar process to Inlay but more usually associated with creating pictures from contrasting wood veneers whereas Parquetry uses repeated geometric wood shapes to create patterns (Parquet flooring for example)
Features and Uses
- Thin sheets of contrasting veneers, decorative metals or other materials (e.g. brass, silver, nickel silver, copper, pewter, plastics, horn) can also be included with the veneer 'sandwich' and cut through with a Piercing Saw, Fretsaw or Scroll Saw to make decorative inserts which fit into veneer cut-outs - see opposite the Video: Boulle Marquetry produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- Pieces of veneer can be inserted completely or partially into a tray of hot Silver Sand to create the graduated shading effect as seen on the butterfly's wings. This technique is known as Sand Shading.
Safety Point! Craft knives must be used only with adult supervision. Avoid applying too much pressure and cut through a sheet of material with a series of lighter strokes rather than trying to get through in one go.