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Palm Cockatoo Intarsia Pattern

Palm Cockatoo Intarsia Pattern

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The largest Parrot in Australia living in the Cape York peninsula and parts of New Guinea.

The actual colours of a real life Palm Cockatoo are very dark grey or black with crimson cheeks.

I've taken a few artistic liberties with the colours. And you can too. With any of the designs. Just don't forget that contrast is good.

One of our most challenging designs but you don't get nothing for nothing.

But layering simplifies construction.

  • First make the background
  • Then glue the fence posts on top of the background
  • Next the fence cross piece glues on top of the posts
  • And finally the bird, which you made separately, is glued on top of the fence

This construction process is laid out and illustrated in detail on the pattern.

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

This pattern covers both sides of the A2 paper. Lots of detail to guide you through this challenging project.

Finished Intarsia Size:
550mm x 400mm (22" x 16")

Number of Pieces:
Lots. I suppose I should count them one day.

Plan Size:
A2 420mm x 594mm (17" x 24")

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

Mackay Cedar

Pencil Cedar


She Oak

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 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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