Welcome to the American Marquetry Society

Our Society is dedicated to the advancement of Marquetry, the art of creating decorative designs and pictures by skillfully utilizing the grain, figure and colors of thin wooden veneers or other materials such as shell, bone or ivory.

Our members include woodworkers, artists and all those interested in this ancient art, whether for professional or hobby purposes.

To further its goals, The American Marquetry Society publishes a quarterly magazine, The American Marquetarian, which provides our members with a wealth of ideas, tips and techniques to advance their woodworking skills.

We welcome you to explore our website to learn more about the techniques of marquetry, and we encourage you to become an active member of our society.  In doing so, we are sure that you will soon share in our love for this fascinating field.

For those new to marquetry, please check out our section on
What is Marquetry?


The American Marquetry Society is pleased to announce our 2020 Marquetry Contest!

First Prize is $150.00, 3 years AMS paid dues and a signed copy of our own Ken Horner's book "Basic Marquetry and Beyond".
Second Prize is $100.00, 2 years AMS paid dues and a signed copy of Ken's book.
Third Prize is $50.00, 1 year AMS paid dues and a signed copy of Ken's book.

Download the contest rules and entry form here:

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