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African Elephant Intarsia Pattern

African Elephant Intarsia Pattern

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We pride ourselves on specializing in Aussie designs. So this must be a very rare species of Elephant that lives in the wilds of the Northern Territory of Australia.

As with many of our designs this intarsia is built in layers.

  • The picture frame with the background is straightforward and should be made first.
  • The legs and body are then glued on top of the background with the front foot overlapping the frame.
  • The head is made separately and glued on top of the body to give a jumbo charging out of the frame.

I have seen one of these made by a customer who enlarged the plan on a photocopier. It ended up 1.2m (4") tall. He used grey and yellow timber for the elephant and the finished piece looked pretty darn impressive.

But don't take our word, check out some of our Customer's Finished Elephant Projects.

Elephants are big, so blowing up the pattern will work well.

Finished Intarsia Size:
410mm x 400mm (16" x 16")

Number of Pieces:

Plan Size:
410mm x 400mm (16" x 16")

Plans available as instant downloads

This is a small section of the very detailed computer drawn plan that will guide you through the construction process

Some Sample Timbers used in this piece

Silky Oak



Mackay Cedar

Use these samples as a guide to colours only. You should use wood that you can easily obtain locally.

The pattern includes detailed guidelines on choosing suitable timbers. Need more timber colours? Check out our guide to Ebonizing and Bleaching Timber here.

All our patterns now available as instant downloads.

  • Available as soon as payment is confirmed and you save on postage. Start work in a few minutes.
  • Download is in PDF format.  You will need a PDF reader installed on  your computer to open it. 

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