Line & Berry Inlay Techniques


Line-and-Berry Inlay Techniques

Line-and-Berry Inlay is a historical and beautiful way to dress up the small door of a cabinet or the front of a small chest.  Sometimes referred to as ‘compass inlay,’ a compass cutter is used to scribe grooves in the wood, which are then filled with contrasting strings.  To get you started on making line-and-berry inlay for your next project, I’ll send you three different designs, a list of tools, step-by-step photos of the methods I use, a list of helpful tips for making the entire process go smoothly and produce a beautiful result.

Cost for Distance Learning Class:  $400

“I thoroughly enjoyed the woodworking instruction! Lonnie is a master furniture-maker as well as a consummate teacher and fun to be around.” ~ John O., GA

“Lonnie, you are an absolutely spectacular teacher who has a true gift for conveying very technical information in a manner that makes it easy to understand and apply.” ~ Scott M., VA

Build a Spice Box


Build a Spice Box

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Building a spice box is a great way to learn all of the steps involved in building fine casework. In spite of the small scale, a spice box has all of the elements found in larger case pieces such as feet, moldings, dividers, drawers, door and hinges and lock. This has always been one of our most popular distance learning options –and now you can choose between a line-and-berry door spice box or one with double arched panels.

Topics include:

  • Cutting dovetails on a large box
  • Foolproof methods for installing dividers so that they are square to the case
  • Line-and-berry inlay
  • Paneled doors with decorative mitered sticking
  • Constructing and shaping ogee feet
  • Mitering and fitting crown and base moldings
  • Installing hinges and locks

Two small spicebox chests

“I thoroughly enjoyed the woodworking instruction! Lonnie is a master furniture-maker as well as a consummate teacher and fun to be around.” ~ John O., GA

“Lonnie, you are an absolutely spectacular teacher who has a true gift for conveying very technical information in a manner that makes it easy to understand and apply.” ~ Scott M., VA