Inspired by a guitar maker, Craig Thibodeau decided to explore the use of exotic materials for inlay in furniture making. Learn how he uses materials such as abalone, mother of pearl, and composites as highlights in his marquetry, inlays in solid pieces, and accents on veneered wood. He found a wide array of inlay materials that contrast beautifully with wood and can be cut with simple tools. Follow along and learn his technique as he creates a dragonfly inlay for a cabinet project.

From Fine Woodworking #217