What wood is suitable for laser engraving or cutting?

Alban BredouUpdated: Sep 17, 2022

All woods can be engraved and cut; however, better results can be achieved with softer woods such as birch, basswood, and balsa.

For engraving photos, text, and other such designs, wood with "open" grains or light grain patterns is used. Wood with significant grain will cause uneven burning.