Laser cut wood refers to a style of woodworking in which several pieces of wood are cut by an instrument that is usually a laser. Each piece of wood is removed from the unit by its base and placed in a case that holds it for shipping. This makes it possible to create unusual styles of furniture that was not possible before the advent of this form of woodworking. This method has become increasingly popular in recent years, but it is often done in combination with other methods as a way to avoid wood that is weaker than required by some government regulations. The amount of strength required for a certain piece of furniture is a factor that must be considered when purchasing the piece of wood.
When planning a project of this nature, the wood itself is used as the starting point. Often people will use the softer and more flexible wood such as pine to make the sides of the boxes. The base, the lid and the top will be made from maple or birch for structural support. It is this type of construction that allows the product to be shipped and displayed without the necessity of having strong structures built around the piece.
Wood is then cut at a pace of one board at a time. The end result is a heavy wooden object that has been cut from thin wood sheets and it will not be as solid as an object cut from thicker boards. It is important that the thickness of the pieces is determined early on, because the pieces of wood that are to be used will be shipped separately and may be different lengths. It is a good idea to measure the thickness of the wood beforehand so that the pieces can be cut with ease. If the pieces are longer than the specified dimensions, it can lead to problems.