Inlaid stringing is much used on edges of furniture with marquetry inlays. The 'stringing' consists of bands of veneer cut to an exact width. This varies from 1/16th of an inch, or even less, to a considerable size, though the larger ones may be more appropriately termed bandings, as they are generally used to finish off towards the edges of panels, tops, etc. The narrow stringing referred to will easily be recognised as forming the lines, generally of a light colour, which are often seen on rosewood and other furniture. It is kept and sold in lengths by most dealers in fancy veneers, but those who wish to do so will not have much difficulty in making their own. The veneer principally used is white or light yellow, and none is better than box. The so-called ivory stringing is seldom the real material, but either a white wood, such as sycamore, or holly, or nowadays more commonly a substance often called ivorine. It is in reality xylonite, which is sometimes known as celluloid, and is admirably adapted to the purpose. The 'grained ivory' xylonite is in appearance not to be distinguished from real ivory, and is considerably cheaper. It is more easily cut into stringings than wood veneer. Stringings are generally used in veneered surfaces. The channels may be scratched for them, or, if wide enough, the cutting-gauge may be used and the veneer between the cuts be removed with a chisel. A useful little appliance for cutting the grooves for narrow stringings is a piece of steel with a saw edge, and a wooden rim or back to form a handle. The groove is then simply sawn down to required depth. At corners stringing should be mitred; the necessary cuts can easily be made while it is being laid. Bands of stringings are often made by having several of different colourings and widths side by side, as in Fig. 124, where, however, it is impossible to represent the colours. Artificially dyed veneers are to be had in almost any colour, though with the exception of blues and greens there is plenty of variety to be had in natural woods. ' Mosaic' bandings need only be mentioned to say that they are never used in good furniture, and seldom in any other except the commonest 'fancy' articles.