This book presents a large-scale project for intarsia enthusiasts -- a lazy lion stretched out in the sun. Detailed, step-by-step instructions will explain how to select varieties of wood, use a pattern, cut and shape pieces, fit them together precisely, and finish your piece. Crabtree gives many insiders secrets for making sure that your pieces align correctly, and for choosing the best contours and finishes. While even a novice to intarsia will find that Crabtrees tips make their projects fit better and look more professional, this book is absolutely necessary for anyone who wishes to move on to more advanced intarsia techniques. With this book, you will learn the subtleties of painting with wood, creating beautiful three-dimensional pictures with pieces in different colors and varieties of wood.