“Looking For Nectar”

John Felten

Curly Maple and Walnut Cabinet with Marquetry Magnolia and Butterfly


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About this piece

Wouldn’t this amazing chest of curly maple with walnut accents look beautiful on a dresser? The door marquetry is walnut veneer and holly, with dyed veneers of orange and black to create the butterfly. Not only is this chest beautiful outside, but inside too as the interior of each doors offers an example of thatch marquetry in maple and walnut… truly an outstanding piece of craftsmanship.
A marquetry class at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking in WA helped John know this was his new woodworking mission and love. While honing his skills, he was able to focus on smaller, more intricate pieces. This technique allows him to treat his creations as a canvas for his artistic gift.

(Caution moving the piece as there is a moveable shelf inside).



9’’ D X 24’’ W X 17’’ H


5 lbs


light brown, taupe

Made of

curly maple, walnut

Care instructions

Gently wipe with a clean cloth

Shipping & Delivery

Standard UPS



John Felten


Although John was originally interested in large-scale woodworking, he enrolled in a marquetry class at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking in 2012, and was hooked. He has continued to develop his skills in marquetry, inlay, and veneering, and sees them as tools to probe his personalities creative and artistic elements. Now a member of the American Marquetry Society and the Rocky Mountain Marquetry Guild, John enjoys this technique because it allows him to add a distinctive touch that sets a project apart from others. It allows for a different level of personal expression, so the boxes and trays that he creates become a canvas for something additionally artistic.