Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of wood veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. Simple or sophisticated objects can be enhanced with artistic quality and the use of selected wood veneers. Marquetry and inlaying are techniques that use fine woods to make pictures or decorate objects. Marquetry and inlay use similar subjects but different techniques. The basic difference is that marquetry is placed on a surface while inlays are inserted into a surface.