Veneer is a thin layer of wood that is applied to a thicker (typically less expensive wood), like plywood. There are a variety of different types of veneered plywood, but the common ones include: maple, red oak, white oak, pecan, teak, and walnut. We stock 1/8” thick walnut, cherry and red oak, but can special order the others (including 1/4” thick) if needed for a project.
If you live in Houston and you haven’t met Manny and Sophia of Bear Cub Leather - you’re truly missing out. Not only is their craftsmanship amazing, they are super friendly and involved in the Houston maker community. Bear Cub Leather makes a variety of different leather goods including bags, wallets, accessories and more. If you see them out at a Houston market (they do almost ALL of them!), you’ll likely run into the whole crew - Manny, Sophia and their little bear cub.
Want to add a pop of color to your laser cut birch plywood pieces? We love using water-based dye and stain to add color to birch! We offer it as one of our finishing services, but if you're a DIYER, you might just want to try it yourself!
The unite tool is a great tool for connecting vector shapes in Illustrator. Make the vector shapes that you want to connect, select them and then select the unite tool. This will eliminate any overlapping lines, allowing you to create desired shapes without any unnecessary lines. If overlapping lines are left in your design file, the laser will cut each line!
We stock a variety of materials at LCC including acrylic, wood, cardboard, MDF, mat board, etc. This is the first post in our series of Material Spotlights. Each Material Spotlight will feature a different material and all of the details about it!