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    A set of skate decks commissioned for The Dean Hotel, Harcourt Street, Dublin. Abstract vectors were hand cut from wood veneers using a tradition… Read More
    A set of skate decks commissioned for The Dean Hotel, Harcourt Street, Dublin. Abstract vectors were hand cut from wood veneers using a traditional marquetry method. The forms were then laminated onto the skateboard decks and finished with a matt lacquer to enhance the grain in the various veneers. This project was run in collaboration with Shane O' Donoghue from the Liberties studio, and is installed on the walls of the Dean hotel, Harcourt street, Dublin City Read Less
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A set of skate decks commissioned for The Dean Hotel, Harcourt Street, Dublin. Taking abstract vectors and experimenting with veneers, the forms were then layered with lacquer applied to skateboards. This project was run in collaboration with Shane O' Donoghue from the Liberties studio.
Each veneer was hand cut to suit the design using traditional marquetry methods and tools.
Line drawings from Shane, with a japanese marquetry knife ready for sharpening.
Each venner was hand cut using a traditional Japanese steal marquetry knife. 
The veneers used were Walnut, Beech, Maple and Iroko.
 
The veneers were laminated onto the pre made maple skateboard decks, the challange here was to ensure even pressure  throughout the contact area on the boards. The masking tape would ensure that the veneer joints would not move during the laminating stage.
Decks after the laminating process, the joints remained true and the venners really took to the form of the skateboard decks.
The decks were finished with 5 coats of matt lacquer which really brought out the grain in the veneers, in particular the Iroko.
The decks were finished with 5 coats of matt lacquer which really brought out the grain in the veneers, in particular the Iroko.
The three marquetry designs finished and ready for installation in the Dean hotel, Harcourt street, Dublin.
Hanging on the wall in room no. 142a, the Dean hotel, Harcourt street, Dublin.