Thread inlay is the term used to describe a linear, thin inlay of a wood of contrasting colour. This inlay divides a surface and thus creates a certain calm and order on the surface of the piece of furniture.
Thread inlays are usually made of particularly dark woods such as ebony or mahogany or of particularly light woods such as maple or pear. They can be processed as a single thread or as a band consisting of several threads laid next to each other. The individual threads are approx. 1-3 mm wide.
Thread inlays are often found on antique furniture from the classicist period.