Marquetry furniture by Kory M. Zussman

Posted By on April 27, 2011

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This home library furnishing is done by Kory M. Zussman from Calabasas, California, United States.

Kory Zussman started woodworking as a 13 year-old kid in seventh grade.
In senior high school he participated in “Vocational Wood Shop” which was two hours a day, five days a week.
After senior high school he did not engaged in carpentry work for thirteen years. He completed his education as a Periodontist.Kory M. Zussman

In 1998, he came out of his woodworking retirement by building a triplet cradle for his sister triplets.

Kory Zussman has said about that time:
“  During my formal professional education and the early years of establishing my practice, my spare time had been extremely limited.
As a result, I had denied myself something that I truly loved to do.
At that point, I made the decision to get back into woodworking and to perfect my skills through trial and error as I read, took courses and worked with experts.
I began by acquiring some basic tools that would allow me to build simple pieces.
After a short period of time, I upgraded to more professional quality tools, many of which I still use today. ”

More of his work can be seen on

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2 Responses to “Marquetry furniture by Kory M. Zussman”

  1. Kory Zussman says:

    I wanted to give a special thanks to Paul Schurch from Santa Barbara, CA. I worked closely with him for over 5 years. His instruction, guidance and pushing pushing me to excel was instrumental in bringing me to the level or proficiency of Marquetry that I enjoy today.

  2. Alice Rucker says:

    HI Dr. Zussman, this is your patient Alice Rucker and I just saw you last week. I meant to ask you (but forgot) how to go about finding a wood shop that would make me an oval end table to my dimensions? I know you do high-end artistic work, and I need something more run of the mill, but it has been hard to locate anything new/used that would work, or that I even like. So that is why I’m thinking of trying to find a place that can build simple and fairly cost effective small furniture pieces. If you have any ideas about that, I would appreciate a point in the right direction. You’re the only one I know who does custom wood work, and it is certainly beautiful. Thanks, Alice

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