- <<I have found I will use Basswood, while not period for great britan it
looks much like maple and it is lighter and softer than maple, yet not
as soft or light a cedar.>>If I remember correctly (and I may be mistaken as I don't recall the book I read it in) basswood may have been called limewood in Europe during period in which case it would be very period with all of the carvings that were done in England from it.Brian Broadaxe
- Inlay is older than Wiki reports.
I've seen gameboards with inlay, a 16th C table a friend is
replicating a table with mother-of-pearl inlay, and I've seen built-in
cabinetry/armoir that had images of armor the armoir was (presumably)
intended to contain done in the door panels. That armor was definitely
mid/late 15th C Milanese. Don't recall for certain, but I think it was
in the Philly MOA...