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Inlay and Banding Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo Adding inlay or banding to an otherwise plain project can add visual appeal and make the piece look much more interesting and professionally made.Inlaying is the technique of laying a thin and generally square piece of material into a dado or groove, so that both surfaces are flush.
The inlay material can be colourful exotic wood, marble, or even metals.Today, most wood inlay is mass produced, with a surprising amount of hand work involved in its production.A large range of woods are used for inlay.
The wood can be natural, coloured (dyed), or shaded by means of heat.Woods with distinctive grain pattern are also widely used.Banding is similar to inlaying, except that the material is typically wider and thinner, and often applied on the edge of a surface, as shown in the photo above.
The two main drawbacks of purchased inlay and banding are size and price.Anything over one inch wide can be very expensive and can often be less than 1/32" thick.Most of the commercally produced inlay is meant for smaller projects, such as jewellery boxes and musical instruments, and would be out of proportion for larger projects.
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