Handing Flower Stand Using Trotec Solid Wood

In this simple step-by-step guide, we'll show you how to create a hanging wooden plant stand, with very little effort and even less material. And best of all, it doubles as the ideal present for Mother's Day!


Preparation

Required material:

Machine used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • aluminum cutting table

Of course, you can also produce this application with all other machines in the Speedy laser engraving series.

Info:

Due to the arrangement and resizing of the design to fit the material, you can cut two flower swings from a 600x300mm sheet

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Step by Step

Step 1: Import design to print and laser

Upload our artwork file and change it to your requirements. Our file is designed for 5mm thick material. For materials of other thickness, make sure to adjust elements accordingly. Send the file to your Trotec Laser with the following settings:

Print settings:

 Process Mode  Resolution  Cut Line:
 Standard Job  333dpi  none
 Halftone  Others
Color  Enhanced Geometries,
Inner Geometries first

Info:

We used only 333dpi resolution, because we needed less time for engraving.


Step 2: Laser Process Solid Wood Alder

Place the solid wood sheet into your Trotec laser, cover the exposed working surface to create a vacuum, and engrave and cut out the job. For a more uniform effect, you can also engrave the back of the sheet. To do this, simply remove the cut shapes and place them back in the same position, back side facing up. Now you can repeat the engraving job. Pleae note, the parameters may vary depending on the laser machine used and available laser power:

Laser parameters:

Parameters Color Process Power % Speed %
Engraving Black Engrave CO2 70 100
Cutting  Red Cutting CO2  100  
ppi/Hz Passes Air Assist Z-offset Advanced
500 1 ON +8mm -
1,000 1 ON 0mm -

Step 3: Assembly

Assemble the stand by inserting the two parts of the flower stand into one another and then place the circular support plate on top of it. Hang the flower stand from the ceiling with fishing line or string and add your desired plant decoration. You've now finished this simple yet lovely decoration for Mother's Day.


Why should you use Trotec's laserable wood for this decoration?

The wood engraving sheets available at Trotec have been tested by our experts and specially selected for laser engraving and laser cutting. The laser allows a fine engraving and a beautiful cut on the engraving sheets made of solid wood, real wood veneer, plywood, TroCraft Eco or on the MDF board material.

Depending on the selected laser settings and the wood structure, various optical effects can be achieved with the laser engraving on the wood - such as deep engraving, a brownish-colored or even a white engraving.

Benefit from the advantages of Trotec wood sheets such as the homogeneous wood structure, high-quality appearance, the natural look and the optimized size for your laser.


Inspiration

  • Use different Fullwood or 6mm MDF-Sheets from the Trotec material range for this DIY, as this material is stable and resilient. Be sure to adjust the notches for the connector when selecting MDF.
  • Combine bright and dark solid wood varieties from the Trotec range to a flower swing.
  • For a special look, paint the cut parts on both sides before engraving. This will give the design a unique appearance. MDF is the right material choice for this.


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