Sandpipers for Sandpiper

This is a little decoration for the galley table on my new to me sailboat “Sandpiper”. I looked through a lot of photos before I found one I liked. It seems that sandpipers aren’t particularly pretty birds on the ground. In flight however it’s a different ball game.

What really makes this special is the single piece of Indian Rosewood veneer that forms the background. I have a few pieces like this with the sapwood in the centre.

The big challenge to this project was that it is inlayed into my galley table which is teak plywood with extremely thin veneer. It would have been so easy to sand through….

Thanks for looking…


Woods: indian rosewood walnut lacewood holly maple

Tools: chevalet de marqueterie

Tags: marquetry inlay veneer

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.


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CindyG ...

Paul, your work is always impeccable. And inspirational! Another beautiful work.

Jack ...

That is a heck of a “little decoration” as you say, for your table. Masterpiece. Magnum opus.

JimArnold ...

Stunning work!

a1jim ...

Nice work and cool art Paul.

Madts ...

Beautiful galley table. I hope that you new boat goes as fast as the birds. Safe sailing my friend.


shipwright ...


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