Inlays

Inlays are an opportunity to make your box truly unique. Whether you want your name inlaid into the side in a crushed stone or a clan mon on each side in a unique color of stone, an inlay can truly put your mark on the box.

Simple Inlay options

phoenix box in padauk and osage orange With the return of mitered corners, a lot of new inlay opportunities are available. This is an example of a padauk box with an inlaid strip of osage orange. Other examples can be see in the gallery. These inlays are relatively easy to do (and thus, much less expensive than others- they start around $5)


Elegant crane box.  Maple branded with a crane.  Turquiose inlay in the crane eye. The inlay on this box was also reasonably simple but provided a unique feature. The crane's eye was inlaid with crushed turquiose, providing just a bit of crane blue to this box. The customer was looking for a simple, elegant effect and we worked to provide that.


Contact us with your inlay inquiries for more information on options and pricing.

We carry a number of stones to use for inlays. Please remember that while some stones (Like turquiose or Azurite) look good crushed, others (like Tiger's Eye) look better in polished chips. So tiger's eye may be well suited to fill an eye with a chip, but not to fill in a large field. In turquiose we have several shades - we can work with you to select the shade that best matches what you want.

Stone Color
Amethyst Purple
Aventurine Green
Blue Lapis Blue
Chryscolla Blue-Green
Gallina Black
Garnet Dark Red
Jet Black Black
Malachite Light Green
Peridot Green / Black
Pink Coral Pink
Pyrite Black/Gold
Tiger's Eye Brown/Gold
Turquoise Blue-Green

We also have paua shell, mother of pearl, and abalam sheets in blue, yellow, red, and green colors. These provide an incredible array of options for inlays.

A custom box done for the 2006 Chicago Kotei
A box branded with the Ratling mon and with an honor counter lid
A box made of purpleheart and avoidre, branded with the Unicorn Mon on the lid.
A box done in crab clan colors with a mon counter lid.
A box done in dragon clan colors with a mon counter lid.