Engraving and Cutting Wood with a Laser Machine

Engraving and cutting wood with a laser machine

Can I use the AP Lazer with wood?

Absolutely! Laser engraving and cutting machines are one of the most popular tools that are used with manipulating the look of many types of wood. Whether you are a custom woodworker or are integrating wood pieces into a production line, we have a laser system that will meet your needs.

Why should I use a laser for woodworking?

Multilayer Engraving Done With Ap LazerLaser engraving and cutting wood is becoming increasingly popular among woodworkers because there are so many ways to utilize the laser. All AP Lazer laser systems can simplify and streamline your manufacturing, as all AP Lazer models can engrave, cut, and mark a wide variety of wood materials. AP Lazer’s high power 100w CO2 laser can cut certain woods 3/8″ – .5″ and produce high-resolution permanent engravings on all types of wood. Multilayer Engraving makes it easy to cut vectors and engrave raster images simultaneously, saving you both time and money.

Take your business to new heights when you utilize the laser for engraving QR codes, logos, names, and cutting out wood pieces for architectural models, toys, puzzles and wood inlays. Create one-of-a-kind pieces of wall art, personalized gifts, custom furniture and more.

What size of wood piece can I engrave?

Unlike a traditional ‘boxed-up” laser machine, an AP Lazer machine offers a patented, one-of-a-kind open architecture design that will allow you to laser engrave or cut nearly ANY material size, regardless of size and weight. With a variety of configurations available, we have one that will fit your business needs and give you the advantage you are looking for. AP Lazer can function like a traditional “boxed-up” machine when it is placed on the home base. This configuration is ideal for engraving and cutting small items like business cards, trophies, and awards, and personalized gifts. Placing the laser on the Utility Carriage will provide enough room to engrave large and bulky items like hope chests and other large furniture pieces. The removable laser top can also be placed directly on the floor to complete custom etchings of all kinds. The sky is the limit!

What kind of detail can I expect when engraving and cutting wood?

A laser can produce amazing high-resolution images on all types of wood. It can produce photos, artwork, and clean cuts on a variety of woods. It’s quite simple; the laser works similarly to a printer; simply import your image from the provided graphics software and send it to the laser to create your custom product. Because all wood has different qualities, the final look will result in a unique and beautiful finished product.

Laser Engraved Wood Items


Who should use the AP Lazer for woodworking?

Anyone looking to add custom artwork and personalization to wooden objects. If you are not currently in the woodworking industry, the AP Lazer will allow you to diversify into this new market. If you are in the woodworking industry, why not add to your current product offerings and take your business to the next level? AP Lazer users range from hobbyists, start-up businesses, online shops on Etsy or Pinterest, cabinet makers, gift shops, sign businesses, awards companies, urn/casket companies, schools/universities, furniture companies, clock companies, and hot tub manufacturers, just to name a few. A wide range of wooden materials to work with and the ability to cut and engrave the many different types of wood make our AP Lazer System a perfect addition to your existing workflow.
Laser Machine On Floor


Still not convinced you need a laser for woodworking?

We’d love to engrave or cut a sample of your material! Contact a representative by filling out our online form, or give us a call at 800-585-8617. Let us show you why the AP Lazer is the right choice for you!


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  1. Jade Brunet

    Thank you for this information about using laser for woodworking. It is impressive that this laser technology can produce high resolution images on various types of wood. My husband wants to engrave our names into the wooden bench on our front porch and I think that this would be the right procedure for the job.

  2. Baxter Abel

    I really appreciate your suggestion to use laser cutting on wood! I’ve always thought laser cutting was only appropriate for materials like metal for some reason. Now that I think of it though, I do remember an internship I did for an architecture firm in which I took small sheets of wood to the laser cutters in order to make architectural models. Thanks for the tips!

  3. Cindy Tesler

    Thanks for pointing out that laser engraving and cutting wood is becoming increasingly popular. You also said that a laser can produce high-quality resolution images on all types of wood. I think it’s important to choose a wood cutting company that has great communication with their customers so that everyone stays on the same page.

  4. Yilliang Peng

    It would be so neat to have an industrial laser to cut things with! I love this little wooden dial that you have cut out. The intricate designs are really nice! I never knew that you could do so much with a laser! Thanks for the post!

  5. Paul N.

    We have been at this for a few years now and custom wood engravings have gotten so much more defined. Works with many types of wood as well. Sky’s the limit!

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