What you need:
- A design idea - I used the Tiny font
- A computer and graphics program to create the pdf
- Wood - I used oak (again)
- Laser cutter - Usually at your local fablab/workerspace
Step 1: Create the Pdf and Cut
The lines need to be about 0.3mm apart.
The laser I used needed the lines to be 0.02mm thick.
Use ~2.5x the speed (or 40% the power) you'd normally use to cut through the wood.
Step 2: Sand Down and Remove Thin Bits Inside the Letters
I used a small screw driver to remove thin pieces of wood inside the letters.
Step 3: Finish
I used oil. I'll mount it on the door with double sided tape.