Palm Cockatoo Intarsia Pattern
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.
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
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.
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