In our home, we don’t have a lot space, but we do have a lot of boxes (I’m a huge fan of Amazon Prime, especially considering the free shipping aspect, and my tendency to randomly buy something new every other day).
Anyway, our pile of boxes have continued to grow recently, some of which are large, and my stock of cardboard for laser cutting is sufficient enough that I’m not I’m the need of keeping these boxes. A little over a year ago I decided to use one of the boxes as a sort of side table by our TV temporarily… temporarily until today that is. Often my wife asked me to do something about it, but it never really mattered or bothered me enough to fix it, and in order to not use it as a side table, it would have to be replaced. Well, a month ago I ordered a large photo printer and didn’t want to throw the box away because it was nice double thick stuff (you can begin to see my laziness when it comes to deciding what to do with ordered boxes).
I was finally sick of how much space that box and others were taking up, and when I thought about what to do with it, it occurred to me that it could be useful in another way. It was going to replace the other box I had been using It was such a nice box, and I really didn’t want to break it down to go in our recycling can, nor did I want to chop it down into laserable size (because of laziness), so I had a vision on what it could look like as a little shelf. I couldn’t keep the box original, my wife definitely would have complained probably just as much if I did, so I gathered my primer and spray paint and blacked out the exterior. Hot glued some supports in, and put the pieces together.
Anyway, we would probably still have the other “ugly box” there if not for the Glowforge, because I only bought the printer to laser cut photo puzzles, so I thought I’d throw this in the everything else category. My wife actually likes this a lot, so plus one to me!