We are a young family that consists of unique skill sets including engineering, design, and woodworking. We utilize modern laser technology to create your statement piece.

Backwoods Laser Specialties is a one stop custom shop where you can take commonplace items and turn them into a truly original memento. We work with individuals seeking personalized gifts, home decor, and customized furniture/tiles, as well as businesses seeking to expand advertising, create company swag, and stand out in a crowd.

Backwoods Laser Specialties has the ability to design artwork for you, or you can give us your artwork to work with. Names, logos, and any other symbol or font can be engraved. Paints or foils can be added for color.

We look forward to new challenges and ideas and are excited to create a custom piece just for you!

What can we customize?


All of the following can be engraved.
Those marked with * can be cut as well!

Don’t worry if you don’t see your project materials listed below – we’re always up for a challenge and we’d love to give your project a shot!

  • Wood* (up to 3/8″)
  • Acrylic* (up to 3/8″)
  • Fabric*
  • Glass
  • Coated Metals
  • Ceramic
  • Rubber*
  • Cloth*
  • Leather*
  • Marble
  • Matte Board*
  • Melamine
  • Paper*
  • Mylar*
  • Wood Veneer* (up to 3/8″)
  • Painted Metals
  • Tile
  • Plastic*
  • Cork*
  • Corian* (up to 1/8″)
  • Anodized Aluminum


A thought from the artist:

“Whether its developing your brand, capturing memories, or just adding a new dimension to your project we love creating something thats unique for you!

From Pine to Pumpkin pie we can do it all!”

Katie, owner of BWLS



Everyone needs something laser engraved… (even if you don’t know it yet!)

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  • I met Katie through my contacts with Vilas County Economic Development Corporation. I was impressed with her resume, professionalism, and drive. When our company’s shareholders undertook a major restructure, we wanted to commemorate the effort. We found some hand turned white pine plates and wanted each engraved with the individual familys’ name, project name, and date. I approached BWLS with the concept and Katie immediately took charge. She understood my request, helped me refine the scope, accommodated the variation within the plates, and easily hit a pretty tight timeline. Our service providers were impressed. The lead at the accounting firm said that he had gotten a lot of glass dishes and plaques, but never something as personal and relevant as this. We all agree. It was a fitting gift for all participants. I recommend BWLS without hesitation.

  • My son has a company that custom builds specialty gear for musicians such as Pearl Jam, Wilco, and Blake Shelton. Naturally, his company, Analog Outfitters, has to perform at the same level of professionalism as the musicians do. I saw a way to use BWLS to upgrade some of the identification devices they had been using. My son, Ben, and Katie spent some time kicking around ideas, and now AO has a sharper look than in the past. I love the idea that Vilas County-made products are playing a part in the best recording studios in Nashville and performance venues in the world. BWLS and AO are now working on other improvements to existing products and some new ones as well. Thanks Katie.

    Dave Juday
  • I’ve worked with Backwoods Laser Specialties on a number of projects for my personal use as well as for our business. They have been great to work with on every project. The communication is great and their quality of work has always been top notch. From simple engravings on pieces of wood to doing all of the lettering for us on our new sign for the business, their range of capabilities is quite impressive. I would recommend anyone looking for custom engraving of any kind to contact Backwoods Laser Specialties. Thanks.

    Tom, Rhinelander WI
  • We have been so impressed with the quality of the work done by Backwoods Laser Specialties. The glass bottles we use to package our maple syrup and honey are so beautiful and really stand out to our customers thanks to their amazing work.

    Crazy Joe's Natural Products, Phelps, WI

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Do you have something you want us to try? Contact us for a FREE quote! Bulk pricing available!