I'm getting a tad bored and have been thinking about ways to embellish simple pieces. Earlier today, I was reading old issues of FWW and came across an article on Marquetry.

* How hard is it to learn Marquetry? I'm not looking to make Mona Lisa's. Maybe just simple geometric designs on boxes. Is it hard to learn?
* Does it take special tools?
* Any books, tips or advice for a beginner?

I'd really appreciate any experienced advice you can give me. As always, thank you folks!