What is intarsia wood?
Intarsia woodworking is the art of creating a mosaic-like picture from pieces of wood. Different species of wood are selected for their color and cut to size using a scroll saw. The woodworker can create an illusion of depth by carefully selecting the grain pattern and direction of each individual piece.
How thick should wood inlays be?
The answer to that depends on what it is you are building. If you’re adding something like AmbersBear to a kids toy chest than I would suggest using inlay material around 1/8″ thick. You can use thicker inlay material but the thicker the material the more difficult the cut becomes.
What is banding in woodworking?
Edge Banding, or edgebanding, is the name of both a process and an associated narrow strip of material used to create durable and aesthetically pleasing trim edges during finish carpentry. Edge banding can be made of different materials including PVC, ABS, acrylic, melamine, wood or wood veneer.