An onlay is a term that describes an object that decorates the surface of another object.
In other words, the decorative treatment will literally lay on the object's surface.
When onlays are carved from wood, the goal is to create the illusion that the onlay is carved from the wooden surface it adorns.
Carved wood onlays are also known as applied wood carvings(wooden appliques).
Onlays are typically used to beautify millwork, which tends to be featureless and bland because it is mass produced...
Breathe life into your home's architecture and apply onlays to your woodwork.