Parquetry is the art of creating wood mosaics that display repeating geometric patterns. Think of the patterns you've seen in wood parquet floors, and you have the idea.
Game Cube Checker Board
A checker board is the most common parquetry example. This board is part of the Game Cube Table.
Game Cube Faces
The 6 faces of the Game Cube display parquetry work for 3 board games. Another face displays the tumbling blocks pattern.
This is a close-up view of the tumbling blocks pattern
Compass Rose within French Walnut
Inlaid Compass Roses are a specialty. This one decorates the center of a dining table. My standard compass rose has 16 points, 32 pieces, and is comprised of 2 contrasting woods.
Compass Rose within Macassar Ebony
This Compass Rose is the centerpiece of Steve's Coffee Table. Within a pie-matched field of straight grained wood, my compass roses can be perfectly aligned with the pie-match seams.
Compass Rose within Makore Burl
This is the look that comes from a compass rose inlaid within a burl grain pattern.