The shelves are made of maple and have two different kinds of inlays. The first inlay is made of walnut and is a corner inlay itself. Figuring out a way to do an inlay on the corner of a post was a first for me, but nothing to write home about.
The second inlay is actually made from knitting yarn. It just so happens that many yarns fit perfectly inside the 1/8" saw kerf from a table saw blade. The yarn is easy to inlay, flexible around corners and curves, and is limitless in terms of color and texture options. This was something new that I wanted to try and share.
In short - yarn inlays in wood - it's the future!
Step 1: Materials
- 4" x 4" douglas fir wood post (from Home Depot)
- maple 3/4" wooded boards (from the local hardwood lumberyard)
- keyhole hangers
- drywall plugs
- strip of walnut
- pretty yarn
- wood glue
- white glue
- danish oil
This project uses standard woodworking tools along with a Kreg Pocket Hole Drill Guide.