- December 2, 2020
- by Columbia Forest Products
Laser Cut Wood is a Growth Story
This holiday season brings high water mark for laser cut ornaments, centerpieces, placemats and gifts, and it’s not likely to slow down anytime soon.
Garage-based operations have been starting up all over, serving corporate customers and individuals, not to mention the wedding industry – and the pandemic has only helped these “make and ship” businesses stay busy.
The market for home-use laser tables is booming, and what’s being processed on them is a lot of wood – including PureBond Hardwood Plywood.
JC Signcraft is one of these laser operators, and shared a few thoughts about this part of the market with us. You can see their products in several online marketplaces:
Quick interview with JC Signcraft:
- How long have you been using a laser to produce saleable items? 15 months
- How far do you ship them? I ship country wide
- What got you interested in this kind of business? I was a basic woodworker as a hobbyist
- Is it a full time or part time endeavor? I would consider it full to part time depending upon the current workload as I am already semi-retired
- What’s the first item you made; and what’s the most unique? I honestly do not remember the first but there are many items I create that are one of a kind by special request
- Did it begin as a hobby or was it a business venture from the start? It surely started as a hobby
- When did you first start using Columbia products? I believe it was 09/2019
- What about the Columbia products helps you produce these goods? The wood assortment and consistency for cutting and engraving
- What advice would you give others who are interested in this kind of business? It is a fun business to be in, it takes time to learn the ropes. There will be a lot of wasted materials as you learn, but once you get your feet wet and find your niche, it is a game changer!