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?

Congratulations to AMS member, Tim Peplinski, from Cary, North Carolina! Tim is the winner in our AMS Survey drawing and will receive 2 free years of AMS membership for his participation.

Again, thanks to everyone who took part in our survey! Your comments and suggestions have been invaluable to us. All of the results of this survey will be uploaded to our website shortly.

The AMS Website Development and Maintenance Team