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?

AMS National Marquetry Show

August 11-31. 2017
Demos & Presentations August 11-13, 2017
Longmont, Colorado

Sponsored by the American Marquetry Society and the Rocky Mountain Marquetry Guild, the AMS National Marquetry Show will feature marquetry by artists and craftsmen from around the country. The show offers a rare opportunity to see a wide range of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional marquetry pieces and to learn about the processes and procedures of creating marquetry.

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AMS Members!

As an AMS member, you now have access to over 500 detailed marquetry patterns and all of the past issues of
The American Marquetarian in our new Members Only section!

We have now uploaded over 150 back issues of the Marquetry Society of America's
NEWS LETTERS from 1978 - 1995! These are a treasure trove of great ideas from the predecessor organization to our Society!

Obtain your user name and password by contacting your Membership Officer, Dave Peck, at