New project, two toned picture frame
Just finished a two tone frame for one of my wife's paintings. Not inlays, just two toned stains with brush on poly semi gloss. Lesson, mask with tape BEFORE putting on an oil based stain. Tape won't stick. The texture in the blonde inset is well defined despite the fact the stain was quite light. The diagonal edges are all endgrain, so they soaked up the stain and turned darker. BTW, it IS square, just shot from a slight angle.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.