marquetry
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(pronounced MAR-kuh-tree)

A fancier name for the ancient decorative technique of inlay, which is a method of creating elaborate patterns by inserting pieces of fine material — such as wood, metal, stone, shell, or ivory — into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface… maybe a piece of furniture, a cabinet front, flooring, wood paneling or the like.