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close this bookMaking of Parquetry - Course: Timberwork techniques. Instruction examples for practical vocational training (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 24 p.)
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View the documentPreliminary Remarks
View the documentInstruction Example 7.1.: Determining the Material Requirement of Single Parts of Parquetry for a Given Room
View the documentInstruction Example 7.2.: Laying of Mosaic Parquetry
View the documentInstruction Example 7.3.: Laying of Parquetry - Technique: pasted on solid ceiling, belt or ship’s bottom pattern, parquetry-fillet with fixed tongue
View the documentInstruction Example 7.4.: Laying of Parquetry - Technique: nailed on planed boarded floor, belt or ship’s bottom pattern, parquetry-fillets with movable tongues
View the documentInstruction Example 7.5.: Finishing and Sealing of Parquetry

Instruction Example 7.3.: Laying of Parquetry - Technique: pasted on solid ceiling, belt or ship’s bottom pattern, parquetry-fillet with fixed tongue

Practising of parquetry laying according to the above mentioned technique.


Parquetry-fillets, parquetry adhesive, adhesive thinner, sealing cardboard such as bituminous felt, bare, cold glue for wood.



Hans saw, circular saw bench, hammer, plane, tow hook, broom, pushing scraper, drawing scraper

Measuring and testing means

Try square, flat square, folding rule, pencil, water-level, pipe-level

Auxiliary accessories

Bucket, string, steel bolt, knee pad

Required basic knowledge

Scribing, sawing, glue processing, laying of construction elements along the string, jointing

Explanations to the working drawing

1 parquetry, 2 skirting board, 3 glue bed, 4 bituminous felt, 5 subfloor, 6 string, 7 distance to the wall, 8 steel bolt, 9 bituminous felt webs, 10 1st laying direction, 11 2nd laying direction

Sequence of operations


1. Checking the subfloor of the parquetry.

2. Cleaning the subfloor carefully with hair broom and pushing scraper.

All foreign parts that can be made loose must be carefully removed.

3. Filling the glue in a bucket and transporting it to the working site together with the sealing cardboard.

Be careful when using glue, pay attention to the instructions of the manufacturer.

4. Unwinding sealing cardboard and cutting it to length.

The length of the webs must correspond to the dimensions of the room.

5. Laying of the cut webs with the lateral seams edge to edge, and fitted to recesses and projections.

The webs must not overlap in any place.

6. Rolling the unwound webs back to the middle of the respective web and - after the primary coat has been applied according to Instruction Example 7.2. - spreading the glue with the drawing scraper, rolling the webs in place again, pressing them on and rubbing them into the glue.

On the opposite end of the webs the sequence of operations is analogous.

7. Putting up the string for the first two fillet rows on the steel nails driven in before, joining approximately 1 m of the length of the fillet row with the laying hammer (dry), putting the prepared piece under the string into the bed of glue, pressing it on and aligning it with the help of the string.

The string must be put up angularly and parallel to the room.
Leave an air gap of 20 mm along the wall.

8. At the end of the two rows marking top cut, cutting with saw and laying with tow hook.

Before that, the last 3 fillets must get a cold glue coating on the head end.

9. Further laying of the parquetry rows along the string and by analogy to the first two rows.

Aligning the laid parquetry fillets in the direction of the wall - check for horizontal position!

10. Remaining space to be covered with parquetry: If required, scribing longitudinal cut, cutting with circular saw bench and laying with tow hook.

Coat the last 3 fillets with cold glue on the longitudinal sides before.

11. Cleaning the working site.

Parquetry-fillets (pasted)