A laser machine is a tool every woodworker needs. This single tool can both laser cut wood and laser engrave wood with speed and accuracy you can’t achieve with any other woodworking tools. If you’re a woodworker you are probably familiar with wooden products that are popular among consumers. What you may not be aware of, is that there is a way to add even more profit to these already popular products! How is this, you ask? By offering laser cut and engraved wooden products.
Today we’re showcasing seven of the best selling wood products, and how you can add even more profit to each of them with a laser cutter and engraver for wood.
Wooden Toys for Children
Who wants cheaply made plastic toys from across the world when you can give your children handcrafted wooden toys? They are all-natural, timeless, durable and not to mention, no batteries required! As if gift-givers across the U.S. aren’t already spending enough on wooden toys for children, using a laser engraver for wood to add a child’s name to a special toy ramps up the price even more.
Laser Cut Wood Signs
The possibilities with wooden signage are endless. Both beautiful and functional, a wooden sign adds a bit of charm to any décor. Many popular sign shops on Etsy offer painted signs; however, you can set yourself apart with laser engraved signage! If you have an eye for fonts and composition, your signs will come out perfect EVERY TIME, thanks to the accuracy of the laser machine.
Bonus: Produce laser cut wood signage for a fresh pinterest-worthy product!
This is quite a niche market, but many successful shops are mastering this art! With just a little bit of imagination and a laser engraving machine, one can make the world better, one cookie at a time. The laser engraves deep enough to make a beautiful imprint on pastries, fondants and even play doh. Wood is a natural material and the laser just vaporizes the wood, so this baker’s tool is 100% food safe!
Home Decor – Laser Cut Wood!
The variety of style combined with the laser’s ability to laser cut and engrave dozens of materials makes home décor items a tremendous opportunity for woodworkers. Add personalization, such as family names or anniversary dates to home décor items for a meaningful and sentimental gift. From photo frames and cutting boards to wooden clocks and bookshelves, a bit of laser artwork will turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, check out this laser cut wood clock!
Stands (iPad, book & phone)
Since roughly 92% of the population have cell phones, and 48% own a tablet, it’s no wonder stands for these devices is an attractive product! The flat surface of a stand is a perfect canvas for adding a personalized laser engraving. You could even use the cutting function of a laser to cut out stand on mass! Most laser engraving machines are capable of cutting and engraving simultaneously, making creation a speedy process! Laser cut wood; then laser engrave wood all in one pass!
Whether a chest is used as a keepsake chest, a blanket chest, toy box or a hope chest, this wooden product is one that usually sticks around. Adding a family name, or an inspirational quote to the inside or top of a chest instantly turns a chest into a family heirloom. With 1000’s of fonts to choose from, the possibilities are endless for laser engraved personalization. AP Lazer’s open architecture, two-part design makes engraving on large objects like furniture easy as pie!
Gifts for Babies and Children
When a baby is born, new moms and dads are overloaded with gifts for their precious little bundle of joy. Put those rattles, bibs and burp rags to shame with wooden baby gifts personalized with the sweet baby’s name and date of birth. Wooden baby blocks, nursery décor, and even wooden rocking chairs are all sentimental gifts that can bring you in high profits just by adding a little bit of laser engraved personalization!
So there you have it, seven hot wood products with larger than normal profit capabilities with help from a laser cutting and engraving machine. Whether you are a hobbyist or professional woodworker, there are plenty of items not showcased in this article just waiting to be personalized with laser-engraved artwork. With the ability to engrave high detailed artwork and intricate cuts, your possibilities are endless!
Are you adding laser engraved personalization to your wood products? Tell us about it in the comments below!