5_ Finishing

Marqueteurs work in reverse, placing each piece down onto a sticky film backing. Only when it is complete, can the marquetry be turned over and the finished piece seen with all its fine detailing.

This overlay is then pressed onto the appropriate surface, compressing and locking the individual pieces together. This creates a stable and strong surface for final sanding and lacquering. Finishes build up protective layers that enhance the colour and richness of the veneer, while special applications are prepared for aviation, automotive and marine environments.