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Would you like to personalise something or have you had an idea that you would like to make into a real product? Whether it’s your first time using this service or you’re a professional designer, we provide CNC cutting, engraving and routing. We’re passionate about design – from signwriting to furniture, sculpture to property and vehicle fit-outs.

If you have a design and know the materials you would like to use, our designers can help you draw your idea in CAD, suggest practical joints to construct your item and discuss all possibilities and restrictions, before we then create it for you.


Do you already know the capabilities of CNC? Send us your design, drawn in CAD, and we will create it for you.

You can send us hand drawings, drop into the workshop or give us a call. We can help with your project, regardless of its scale, so get in touch today.
CNC Services

CNC Services.

At The CNC Project, we pride ourselves in offering great support whether this is your first time CNC cutting or you’re a professional designer and just want a project turned around fast. Get in touch today by sending us a drawing, either by hand or CAD and we’ll provide you with a FREE quote.
  • Autocad, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, Vectorworks, 3ds Max, Blender, Draftsight, Vcarve
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, inDesign, CoralDraw
  • Photorealistic renders
  • Site surveys 
  • In-house design team
    • Fretwork
    • Cutting and Pockets
    • Drilling and Countersinks
    • 2 Sided Work
    • Architectural Panels
  • Sign writing
  • 3D Carving
    • Sanding and Assembly
    • Upholstery
    • Painting and Varnishing
  • Fixtures and Fittings
Our Work

Our work.



The Workshop.

The CNC Project is just one part of our busy workshop. The Real Wood Project is our full team of experienced designers, CAD experts, carpenters and fabricators with extensive knowledge of furniture, products, architectural design and manufacture. From inception through to delivery we can help you design, refine and build your idea. Here are just some of the services we provide;
  • Shops, Cafes and Bars
  • Offices, Exhibitions & Trade Shows
  • Campervans, Food-trucks, Mobile Catering and Dining
  • Festival Sculpture & Interactive Art
  • Kitchens, Fitted Furniture & Flooring
Check out our sister company, The Real Wood Project, here!


Here should be everything you need to get cutting today, if it’s not here don’t hesitate to ask, there’s no stupid questions and we’re happy to help.
What grade birch ply do you use? 2020-10-20T12:28:32+00:00

We use BB/BB grade birch ply for all projects unless a higher grade is specifically requested. BB/BB grade may feature some patches, which are put in during the manufacturing process where knots are cut out. We are always conscious to use the best part of the sheet for each piece where possible.

B/BB grade ply (the next grade up) is available and features one clear side. Please note this is approximately double the price of BB grade.

What formats can I send you files in? 2019-02-20T23:04:47+00:00

Ideally we would like your CAD files in DXF or AI format. We can, however, convert your drawings, at an additional charge, or draw them for you. Just ask.

What’s the thickest material you can cut? 2017-06-21T19:27:05+00:00

Our machine has a 100mm cut depth however we can work on the top of deeper materials than this (approx 300mm).

What does CNC mean? 2017-06-21T19:27:10+00:00

Computer Numerical Control.

What size of cutter is used for standard 18mm material? 2020-02-25T11:40:22+00:00

Typically 6.2mm but please check with us first.

Can I do a test piece? 2017-06-21T19:27:25+00:00

Yes, but we will charge you for the time.

What are your turn around times? 2020-02-25T11:41:57+00:00

This is very dependent on the size of the job and how busy we are at the time. We aim to complete projects within 7 days (we can work quicker than this if necessary) but will always give you a timescale when sending you your quote.

Can we do double sided cutting? 2017-06-21T19:27:37+00:00


Can I have the off-cuts? 2017-06-21T19:39:06+00:00

Yes but please let us know before confirming the job.

Can I use half a sheet? 2017-07-05T23:06:22+00:00

No, unfortunately we will have to order and set the machine up with a full sheet, no matter what your project is, so the minimum cutting cost is one full sheet.

Can I come and watch/film it cutting? 2017-06-21T19:27:51+00:00

Due to health and safety in the workshop, unfortunately not.

Can I supply drawings created with adobe illustrator? 2017-07-05T23:05:34+00:00

Yes but make sure there are no ‘fills’, just the lines only please.

Can you draw/format my files for me? 2020-02-25T11:53:30+00:00

Yes, depending on how much help you need and we will give you a quote for our time.

What materials can I use? 2020-02-25T11:43:31+00:00

Mdf, plywood, natural woods (PSE and live edge), OSB, Valchromat and Laminates.

Can you do 3D carving? 2017-06-21T19:28:16+00:00

As our machine is 3 axis not 5, we can 3D carve but only half way through the piece, i.e. the top half of a sphere but not the whole thing. You’ll need a 5 axis CNC to do the full sphere.

How can I pay for the job? 2017-06-22T12:29:22+00:00

We accept payment via BACS and will order materials/ start job when we have cleared funds.

Can I use my own material? 2017-06-22T12:29:57+00:00

Only if we cannot provide the material you require. We can supply everything from Oak Laminated Birch ply to MDF.

Will you deliver? 2017-06-22T12:29:31+00:00


Can you spray paint my items? 2020-02-25T11:45:29+00:00

Yes, we use high quality Morrells Furniture paints and lacquers. We can match any RAL or branded paint colours.

Will you do assembly and installation? 2017-06-22T12:30:58+00:00

Yes, check out our fabrication workshop’s website here.


Can you cut solid timber? 2017-06-21T19:31:56+00:00

Yes – ideally PAR (planed all round) so we can position it accurately, but live edge timber is possible.

How big a sheet can you cut? 2017-06-21T19:32:01+00:00

The machines cutting area is anything up to 2500mm x 1400mm.

Can you cut metal? 2020-02-25T11:46:54+00:00

We are currently not offering a metal cutting service.

What tolerances do you work to? 2019-02-20T23:10:43+00:00

Our machine cuts to a tolerance 0f +/- 0.5mm

How much will it cost? 2020-02-25T11:50:38+00:00

Cutting a full size sheet of 18mm thick ply or MDF into a few pieces or with simple shapes routed out will typically cost around £35 per sheet (8ft x 4ft). It will cost a little more than this (approximately £70+) the more complex it gets, for example if we have to use various cutter types, work on both sides of the material or the machine has an increased cutting time due to the design.



Get in touch today by sending us a drawing, either by hand or CAD, and we’ll provide you with a FREE quote.

Call us today on 0117 3133431

Or email us directly – info@thecncproject.com

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