The basic concept of an inlay is taking one material and placing it within another to create a design or pattern effect. Materials used for inlays can include (but are not limited to) aluminum, brass, copper, hardwoods, softwoods, synthetics (plastic), and epoxies.
The beauty of an inlay comes from the natural colors and textures of the material used, rather than using stains, paints, or decals.
Inlays are unique because the materials sit flush with each other. They are suitable for any project where a smooth, uniform surface is desired.
Common uses for inlays include decorative banding/patterns on ornamental boxes or urns, personalized table/furniture tops, bar top logos, and wall plaques.