Thin Wood For Laser Cutting/Engraving

We carry thin wood in 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" that will work great for your laser cutter or engraver. Try our thin Alder, Basswood, Walnut, Cherry or Hard Maple. We also have lots of other hardwood species for you to try. Our "scroll saw ready" thin wood is guaranteed flat and knot free, so it's ideal for laser cutting as well as scroll sawing. We have a wide variety of sizes to choose from, and can also do custom sizes. Be sure to read this article on proper storage and care of hardwoods.

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What is the best wood for laser engraving/cutting?

"Best wood" depends on your machine, how much power it has and the speed you at which are cutting/engraving. Most people who do laser cutting prefer a soft wood that doesn't have a lot of hard grain. Alder is a favorite, and we carry thin Alder sheets in 1/16", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4" that are sure to please. Basswood also works great, along with Aspen, Poplar, Hard Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. Try some of our different hardwoods to see what works best you.