Introduction: Laser Cut Crate

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Here is a guide in how to make a weathered looking wooden crate on a laser cutter. The good thing about it, is that it has a more solid bottom, than most lasercut boxes that use box joints.

Step 1: Cut and Glue

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Using the lasercutter, cut the parts from the PDF or Illustrator file. Then glue it together.

Step 2: Clamp and Drye

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Clamp it together and then let it set, afterwards it looks like the image om the right.

Step 3: Weather Using a Blowtorch

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By burning it with a blowtorch it will get a weathered look, afterwards i lightly sanded away the charred bits.

Step 4: Coating It With Bees Wax

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By coating it with bees wax, the natural colors of the wood really pops. It also makes it feel less drye.

Step 5: Clean

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After coating it, i thoroughly cleaned it with a papertowel.


I like the weathered look you got using the blow torch. Nice job!

Thanks :D

jmmccarty (author)2014-03-10

Looks nice, I like the finish as well. Did you use 1/4in (5mm) plywood?

Da3da1u5 (author)jmmccarty2014-03-11

I used 3.4 mm plywood :)

Da3da1u5 (author)Da3da1u52014-03-11

Well that's what my caliper said :)

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