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marquetry inlay and purfling

brown-series Gurian furniture strips

various Gurian furniture strips

Gurian produces hundreds of custom and standard binding, purfling, backstrip and marquetry inlay strips for the musical instrument industry, as well as inlay banding for furniture makers.

Our strips are made completely by us in our factory on the Barge in Seattle, Washington USA. Not a single strip comes from anyplace else. They are constructed of premium wood and cellulose veneers and can come in an almost unlimited combination of dimensions, wood species and colors.

Designing a custom strip has just become simple with our Gurian strip design tool. This tool will allow you to construct -layer by layer and with your choice of available materials- the binding, purfling, backstrip and/or inlay furniture banding to fit your needs.

custom Gurian furniture strips

more custom Gurian furniture strips

Keep these important details in mind when you order your strips:

  • There is a $200 minimum for custom strips. This is because we have to glue-up full blocks to slice and re-laminate to construct the strips.
  • A layout can yield a wide range; from 30-90 strips! The difference is dependent on design and the height of the strip.
  • Custom designed means that design is yours alone. We do not resell or offer for sale something you’ve designed to anyone but you. This way you have a unique signature added to your instruments, concepts or company.

Please see our Ordering and Shipping page for more details.

Whether it’s fine herringbone purfling, a colorful rope pattern backstrip, or beautiful Cocobolo binding for your most recent instrument, we can make it!


Check out a small sampling of things we’ve done. We can do different woods, widths, or and of course different patterns. What you see here is just the tip of the iceberg:
Straight Lines Rope Pattern
purfling
purfling
purfling Checkboard Patterns
backstrip
binding
Zig Zag and Diamond Patterns
Ladder Patterns
ladder patten
ladder patten
ladder patten

Modified ladder pattern for Huber Banjos

Modified ladder pattern for Huber Banjos

Herringbone and Chevron Patterns
Check out our strip and purfling builder and design your own!
This is just a small sampling of things we’ve done. We can do different woods, widths, or and of course different patterns. What you see here is just the tip of the iceberg.
Check out our Online Store!Or contact us about making a custom strip made!

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