How to install Wood Inlay

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 07-09-2010 09:45 PM 2429 reads 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know how it is when you have a special photo of family or friends and you want to have an equally special frame for it. We as woodworkers have a tremendous advantage because we can create the picture frame to match the occasion. Also, we can select the woods that we want to set the mood for the picture as well as create the style that we want for the frame. On top of that we can even embellish our woodworking project with wood inlay if we choose. It just takes a little thought, desire, and patience. Whether you are an Apprentice or a Journeyman, the end result is within the reach of all of us.

This woodworking video offers a tutorial on how shop-made bandings of wood inlay are installed into the face of a mahogany picture frame. The bandings are of maple, walnut, and cherry.

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-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 10:17 PM

Very well done… as usual… :)

I think it’s COOL the way you wrapped the corners to keep the pattern going…

Thank you.

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 08:20 AM

I have seen in lays where the pattern isn’t contiunous, I have always wondered why they weren’t? Nice to see you did it:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 11:59 AM

Thanks for that fine video Bob. I haven’t ever used banding, but I did like your little trick of centering it on each side. A very useful idea that can be used in so many ways.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 03:17 PM




All of you bring up an important point regarding the layout of the banding. Thanks! By centering the banding on the top/bottom and sides it makes a huge difference in the overall design of the banding and the picture frame. As a result the banding’s design being centered it is now one of symmetry and balance. Good point!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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