If you have never done a project with inlay wood before, you might be surprised by how few tools you need to make a beautiful inlay wood piece. Inlay wood can be an effective and visually interesting way to update all sorts of wooden objects, including cabinetry, musical instruments, furniture and even custom vehicle interiors.
As with many things, it is a good idea to start simple if you are new to inlay wood. As you practice and increase your skills and confidence, your designs can become more intricate. Before you get started, you should gather the needed materials for inlay wood success:
- Router: A router may be all you need to trim and place your inlay as needed. A router allows you to start by lightly scoring your wood and making sure you are happy with your planned cuts before making them final.
- Wood glue: This glue is great for permanent adhesion between the underlying wood and the inlay pieces.
- Sandpaper: Once you are ready to assemble everything, you will want to lightly sand the surface smooth.
Your imagination can really express itself with inlay wood. Enjoy the creative and artistic process.