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I have been intrigued for years about the decorative patterns found on inlay.

I thought about trying something like that for trim and molding. I have found that is not too difficult to make. What do you think? Any recommendation for patterns/trim types? I am considering a production run if I get enough interest/orders.

I am looking for feedback from the forum for further thoughts and ideas.
 

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Might look nice now but how does it hold up over time? The two different types of wood probably have different expansion and contraction rates which I suspect may lead to either glue failure or splitting of the wood which expands less.
 
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Good thought

I to wonder about that. The sample above has been on my desk for about 2 years and still looks the same as the pictures. I haven't seen any splitting or cracking yet......

I wonder though about how how it would expand and contract over the a longer length or if it would behave more like a laminated rifle stock and be more dimensionally stable.
 

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Thanks for the comment. Sorry about the knot. It was a trial piece and I was using what I had and wasn't too picky. The best place I have been able to think of placing this is in built in bookcases or the covering over blind/curtain rods as an accent piece.

Other thoughts are welcome.
 

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I'd imagine that the glue up for that would be pretty labor intensive. As Dustincoc pointed out, movement could be an issue. You might find (or already did find) contrasting woods with similar radial and tangential movement. Another thing that might be an issue is all the end grain to end grain gluing surface. Having said that, if it has held up for two years, you're probably good, although I think you had a nick or two in your knives.
It reminds me of some marquetry patterns that I've seen. Not for everybody, but it'd look good in the right place and for the right customer.
 

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You might sell a lot of it at the NASCAR condos at Texas Motor Speedway,etc. If you could incorporate a flat similar pc on the wall and ceiling then that crown between it you've got the makings of a checked flag look. The mathematics of what would happen in the corners to the design I'm afraid are beyond me.
 

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Definitely a unique look, a little busy looking but I guess it would really depend on the decor of the room it's installed in. Personally I think it would look better with a diamond type pattern but that just me & would probably be much more work to accomplish. Nice job either way, very creative. Limited market for wholesale I'd imagine though.
 
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