A hot 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 on your tastes. 

What is it?

Intricate CNC jali design takes its inspiration from mashrabiya — an Arabic term for latticework windows in stone or wood that spread across India with the prevalence of  Islamic architecture under Mughal rulers. CNC cutting designs are mimicked on wood panels today to create hypnotic, mesmerising patterns.

Where can CNC design be 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 in CNC cutting design are currently in vogue.

What are the popular CNC cutting designs?

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

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Glam up your living room with a CNC design jali partition

What about the price and material?

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

Here, we give you five fantastic ways to incorporate CNC cutting designs in your home:

1. Create private corners

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Maintain privacy with a CNC partition design

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. A similar CNC partition design can effectively be applied in an open-layout kitchen. Ensure that the design matches the decor of your home to create a seamless connection.

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Beautify any room with an intricate jali-screen CNC design

Simple floral motifs on this CNC design jali divider add a charming touch to this home while also maintaining a semblance of privacy.

2Stunning backlit beauty

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Add a highlight to your room with a backlit jali CNC cutting design for wall

Delicate laser-cut wood motifs as CNC cutting designs are brought to life with a backlight in this living room. The more intricate the jali work the more stunning the effect. This is a good CNC cutting design for mandir when you want something desi yet modern.

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Add a grand CNC cutting design for mandir with jali

Back-lit jali panels as the CNC cutting design for mandir are quite popular thanks to their ethereal glow.

3Lattice furniture

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How pretty is this jali 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. Using CNC design for partitions, swings, mandirs etc is a great way to add some ethnic element to your home.

4Jali facade

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Provide some elegance with a hint of opulence with CNC cutting design

Laser-cut panels in walls are an easy way to add some subtle opulence and royal elements to your home. You can either opt for a CNC wall design or panels around your doorway for some understated glam.

5Deck your walls

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Deck your walls with artistic CNC cutting design for wall decor

Laser-cut CNC cutting designs in wood can make a stylish statement on your existing walls. In this room, a CNC jali design has been used in the lamps and wall-mounted unit. A CNC wall design can help you elevate the look of your walls without going overboard.

6. Beautify Your Windows and Doors

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Give an elegant jali trim to your doorway

Another place where you can use CNC cutting designs is on your doors and windows. Here, we transformed a basic door with the help of a delicate CNC jali design. You can go as understated or as glamorous as you want with CNC cutting.

7. Jali Headboard

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A stunning MDF design headboard will transform a simple room

Laser-cut panels are not just confined to dividers, walls and doors. For a quirky look, why not go for a jali CNC cutting design headboard like this one? You can also use CNC cutting designs in your wardrobes and other pieces of furniture for an elegant look.


CNC cutting designs are available in several materials. Here are the most common:

1. Wood

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Solid wood jali partitions are evergreen and gorgeous

Love traditional designs? Then a CNC jali design is the perfect choice for you. Add a rustic touch to your home with a wooden jali divider or a CNC cutting design for wall.

CNC Cutting Design Price: Depends upon the type and variety of wood

2. MDF

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MDF design 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. You can opt for MDF CNC cutting design for mandir or MDF jali design for wall to achieve the look you desire.

CNC Cutting Design Price: Rs 1390/sq. ft.

3. PVC

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A grand mandir unit in PVC jali

Want something opulent? Then opt for CNC cutting designs in PVC. Jali styles on PV look unique and you can also use them in different forms like dividers, wall decor, ceiling designs etc.

CNC Cutting Design Price: ₹665/sq. ft. to ₹1,485/sq. ft.

Ready to start decorating your home with CNC cutting designs? But first, check out these gorgeous hall dining partition ideas.

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