2021 trend in the Indian market — CNC cutting designs or jali design — has taken homes and commercial spaces by storm. These fancy designs are versatile and can be used to make your home look ethnic or contemporary, depending upon your choice. 

What is it?

Intricate CNC jaali designs take their inspiration from Mashrabiya — an Arabic term for lattice-work windows in stone or wood that spread across India thanks to Islamic architecture, and our Mughal rulers. The designs are mimicked on wood panels today to create hypnotic, mesmerizing patterns, and give it a contemporary feel.

Where can it used?

These beautiful and versatile laser cut wood panels are light and can be used on furniture, as room partitions or even on a wall. Back-lit laser cut panels and false ceiling panels are currently in vogue.

What are the most popular designs?

From traditional favorites like paisleys to contemporary geometric designs like hexagon lattice, laser cutting makes it all possible. There is a great range of choices and plenty of scope for customisation.

Glow up your living room with a jaali partition
Glow up your living room with a jaali partition

What about the price and material in India?

The prices can hugely vary according to the intricacy and complexity of the design chosen. Some are readily available on MDF boards. As for the finish, for a contemporary appeal, you would find most of them painted white. But traditional wood polishes are available as well.

1. private corners

Maintain privacy
Maintain privacy

The geometric pattern on this laser cut wood panel blends in beautifully in this modern home and separates the living and dining areas without adding visual clutter. The same can effectively be applied in an open layout kitchen.

2Stunning backlit beauty Cutting

The backlit jaali is the highlight of this Temple
The backlit jaali is the highlight of this Temple

Delicate laser cut wood motifs are brought to life with a backlight in this Temple. The more intricate the jali work the more stunning the effect.

3Lattice furniture

  jaali swing
jaali swing

Another growing use of CNC cutting designs is in furniture. For instance, this stunning swing made of intricate laser cut wooden panels adds some Indian drama to this living room.

4Jali facade

opulence
Elegance with a hint of opulence

Laser cut panels in walls are an easy way to add some subtle opulence and royal elements to your home.

5Deck on your walls

wall décor
wall décor

Laser cut wood designs can make a stylish statement on your existing walls. In this room, CNC jaali designs have been used in the lamps and wall-mounted unit. 

Materials We Used

Laser cut designs are available in several materials. Here are the most common:

1. Wooden Material

Solid wooden jaali partitions
Solid wooden jaali partitions

Love traditional designs? Then laser cut wooden panels are the perfect choice for you. Add a rustic touch to your home with wooden jaali divider.

Price Range: Depends upon the type and variety of wood

2. MDF Material

MDF is cheap
MDF is cheap and versatile

While wood may look elegant, it might not be in your budget. On the other hand, MDF or Medium Density Fibreboard is a durable and cheaper alternative to wood that also looks stunning.

Price Range: Rs 1390/sq ft

3. PVC Jali

Then opt for CNC cutting designs in PVC. PVC jaali styles look unique and you can also use them in different forms like dividers, wall decor, ceiling designs, etc.

Price Range: Rs 534/sq ft to Rs 1245/sq ft

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