Want to cut joinery that stops people in their tracks? Try your hand at inlaid dovetails.
Inlaid dovetails add an extra element of beauty to an already impressive joint.
And they’re easier than they look.
If you can cut regular dovetails, you’ll have no problem with inlays. (If you haven’t cut dovetails before, read this first).
In truth, inlaid dovetails are purely decorative. They’re not going to make your build any stronger — but definitely won’t make it weaker if done correctly.
I’m going to explain the process for creating an inlay that zig zags around your pins and tails like the one pictured above.
So if you have a flair for the purely aesthetic (and every woodworker should a little), read on and learn how to tackle this beautiful joint.