Material recommendation?


Does anyone know where I can get material similar to the veneer that is available from Glowforge, but with a black finish instead of wood? With the 3M adhesive on the back.


Could try a Woodcraft store. Just guessing. I saw some veneers there, but didn’t really browse through much.


are you looking for an adhesive-backed wood veneer that is finished in black instead of natural?
or are you looking for a thin, somewhat flexible, adhesive-backed black plastic?

plenty of the plastic suppliers are more than happy to apply a sheet of adhesive to the back of the products that they sell. You might need to call and talk to someone in person though.


i haven’t seen the colored veneer with adhesive. that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, but i don’t think it’s common if it does.


As mentioned, plastic “veneer” is fairly common in the engraving world. Here’s one:


And Amazon sells sheets of the 3M adhesive (double sided) so you can stick it on any material you want. That stuff really stinks when laser cut though.


Thank you all for your input. I requested a sample of a black plastic with adhesive from Johnson Plastics. Hopefully that will work it.

I need to use it to fill a spot on a control panel. I made a test piece with the walnut veneer and it worked great, but the wood doesn’t go with anything else so I’ve been looking for plastic.

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