Decorative Veneering and Marquetry

Presented by Paul Schurch - renowned furniture builder and teacher

Here is your opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in the veneering industry, well known for his fine marquetry furniture. This lecture and one day hands-on class will cover the basics of what you need to know about veneering, and getting great results using basic tools and techniques that professionals use every day. Adding veneer to a project can enhance the perceived value of cabinetry and fine furniture, if done properly. You will get a chance to cut, join and glue up a small decorative veneer panel that could be used in a jewelry box or cabinet door, and learn how to achieve great results while avoiding the common mistakes that can ruin a project. Also, Paul will demonstrate marquetry techniques and will be showing slides of different projects and processes that you can use on your future creations!

For more information on Paul Schurch visit his site at:

Lecture: Decorative Veneering and Marquetry for Cabinets and Furniture

Friday February 24th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Foster City

Lecture is free to BAWA members

Hands-0n Workshop

Saturday February 25th, 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm with break for lunch - Woodcraft Store in San Carlo


Non-members can attend subject to availability


Members $65 plus materials

Non-Members $75 plus materials, subject to availability

Note: These are very special prices Jay has obtained for BAWA

To sign up contact Jay Perrine: or Tel 408-410-4800

Details for the Saturday Workshop

For the Saturday Hands-on, the students should bring the following toolkit:

- straight edge (a straight piece of 2 x 4" x 24" lumber is OK)

- pencil, paper, blue tape, gum tape and protection gear

- Optional: their own veneer, veneer saw, self-healing cutting mat

BAWA will supply for a materials fee still tbd:

- cores and platens for all students (1/4" x 8.5" x 13.5" MDF)

- variety of veneers for the class project (can pull from the "free" stash at Woodcraft)

- PVA glue

Paul will bring some specialized supplies for sale:

- gum tape, blue tape, veneer saw, file, scalpels, folding mirrors,

- brass brushes, DVD, and other light tools.

Woodcraft will be requested to stock up on related supplies:

- small Vac presses (CD1001), 16OZ PVA and 14OZ dry resin from Vac-u-Clamp.

- Veneer saws, decorative veneer packs.


Friday lecture

Mist Room
William Walker Recreation Center
650 Shell Blvd., Foster City

Saturday workshop:

40 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070