Making Wood Inlay – Wheat Pattern

Making Wood Inlay – Wheat Pattern

Making a Wheat pattern inlay had some challenges. This video covers the process and problems that “cropped” up along the way! I show you how to avoid those problems in any inlay, and how to fix them when they do happen.

This is another inlay destined for a decorative pizza peel.

Difficulty: Intermediate

0:10 First Steps
1:00 Second Glue Up
1:38 Slicing Sections
2:00 Third Glue Up
2:30 Problems
4:35 Repair and Conclusion


  1. PDN11141 on June 11, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Your work looks superb also I like the way you share your expertise while showing some of the difficulties.

  2. Greg H on June 11, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    I gave this pattern and the Zig Zag a go… Shot another video if interested.

    The frames haven’t been final sanded.. or oiled yet

    I had trouble on the zigZag initial glue up of all things.. only ended up being able to use about a quarter.

    And calling mine an arrow pattern but it’s you wheat pattern.. The backside is off and it’s exactly as you describe.. I wasn’t square.

    And unrelated to banding 45’s for frames haunt me. You’d think that would be one of the simplest task. But it’s one of the hardest for me.. I’ve tried miter saws, hand saws, built 3 miter sleds.. Just any deviation apparently shows up .. Last time I figured out my table saw blade was at 89.6 degrees.. Even though I had set it 90 previously in the day with a digital angle finder.. My lesson, check it again before cutting frames.

    But thank you for these videos, they’re heaven.. My two attempts at these patterns are 100% because of your postings and hopefully I will improve.


  3. Charles Decesaris on June 11, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Very elegant
    Luv it

  4. Makin' Sawdust on June 11, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    *_Awesome tips ma’am!!!_*

  5. Kevin O'Brien on June 11, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    some great tips here!

  6. Garrett Potts on June 11, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Impressive! I’m glad you chose to share how you fixed the mistake, it shows that even with a mess up it can still come out perfect. Makes me want to go digging through my "oops" pile.

  7. Chris Mitchell on June 11, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for showing and explaining the problem you had. You are helping people learn, which is great!
    I subscribed after watching your leather seat upholstery vid – very informative.

  8. Splinter Jim on June 11, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Great video can’t wait to try it

  9. southernorth bakrači city on June 11, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    very nice.. from europe👌👌