The Wood Engraved City Skyline is a beautiful piece that can be scaled to fit into any home or office. PLUS! it is super easy to do!
Step 1: Prep the Wood
First you need to prep the wood by sanding it. I use steel wool starting with 00 grade then move to 000 grade.
After sanding, put a coat of polyurethane on the wood and let dry. This step helps reduce smoke stains that the laser cutter produces.
Step 2: Pick an Image
While the polyurethane is drying, go and pick your favorite or most memorable skyline. To me, the place that has the most memories attached is Chicago. Then I choose to take some design freedom and inverted the image so the sky is black and the buildings are white. You do not have to do this. It turns out looking great both ways!
Step 3: Lasercut and Sand
Once you take your wood and the image to your local fabrication lab with a laser cutter and have them etch your image into the wood, there occasionally will still be smoke marks present. All you need to do to get rid of the smoke marks around the image is to sand the piece a little more with the 000 steel wool.
Step 4: Finish Product
Enjoy your finished skyline! It's a beautiful piece that can go anywhere! Make it big and hang it over a couch or make it small and put in on your desk! Its a true beauty!