Making instarsia: detailed work, wonderful end result
The word intarsia is of Arabic origin, tarsie means insertion, wood insertion. It has been known since the ancient times, it is a popular branch of the decorative arts and as such has its own tricks. In some cases the inserted wood is artificially coloured; in the past, wood discoloured by the action of fungi was a popular choice for this purpose. Nowadays, various aqueous and spirituous stains are used. The wood inlay sample we offer is not surface treated and can be varnished as you wish.
The prefabricated marquetry patterns can be used for veneering. The most typical use is for inlay framing of veneered surfaces, but these decorative strips are actually very versatile, usable for repairing furniture or gift box making. The veneer inlay accessories made with intarsia templates measure 0,6 mm thick, the same thickness as the most commonly used veneers, so they can be easily inserted into the veneer when making inlays. The handling of the wood inlay designs is not different from that of veneers, but the slight width makes it more fragile.
However, some things are worth keeping an eye on, such as the gluing of wood inlay patterns. Most types of glue used in the woodworking industry can be used to glue inlay. You can use an iron to help the glue dry faster. Be careful not to use too high a temperature, otherwise the veneer will discolour.
The production of custom-shaped marquetry inlays UK is very time-consuming, it is only worth producing over 500 metres. If a custom inlay is included in the request for quotation, we cannot manufacture it for orders under 2,000 pieces.
What is the size of such a marquetry decorative strip?
The length of the marquetry is typically 1 meter, but their width varies from 5 to 18 mm per wood inlay strips.
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