Woodworking projects: 4 unique materials that can be inlayed into wood

July 19, 2018

Inlay, when done correctly, has the unique ability to take the boring and ordinary to the realm of extraordinary.

I simply adore an intricate wood inlay. Inlay, when done correctly, has the unique ability to take the boring and ordinary to the realm of the extraordinary. Once I figure out how to use my router (yet another impulsive tool purchase), I'll be adding inlay to tabletops, picture frames, and anything else that will sit still. And while the traditional pairing of light and dark wood inlay will always be a classic, if you're searching for a unique or modern spin on a traditional element, try exploring these four unique inlay materials.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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