Custom table for my Forge


#1

Realizing that I’m actually going to get one of these things reasonably soon and that I had nowhere in the house for this thing to live, I’ve embarked on a fun project to build some new custom table/shelving/desk furniture for my office.

I’ve just completed the first stage of the build (the Glowforge table itself), and just wanted to share. As a web dev/programmer by trade, it feels good to make physical objects for once in my life, rather than virtual :slight_smile: Looking forward to many more physical builds once the laser arrives!

Top is reclaimed California redwood framing timbers from a salvage yard in San Gregorio, CA. Framing is standard 1/2" gas pipe - all painted with Rustoleum Oiled Bronze metallic spray paint. End caps are just rusty old angle-irons I got for free that I just sanded down and painted to match.


Glowforge table
#2

well thats pretty!


#3

That’s wonderful!


#4

It’s really nice looking! And looks like it’s built like a Sherman tank. It won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon. Great job!


#5

Very good.
Nice job re-tasking that timber.


#6

Very cool and professional looking.


#7

Very nice! That wood is beautiful!

I am a video editor, so I can totally identify with the need to create physically vs virtually. You aren’t alone! :wink:


#8

Beautiful work!


#9

It’s lovely for any purpose–seems kind of a shame to hide it under equipment in a workshop!


#10

Thanks! I agree it’s a bit sad to hide it under a Glowforge (which will take up almost 100% of the surface… I have a small office and didn’t leave a lot of margin just to try and keep everything as tight in there as possible). However, I take comfort in the fact that I’m also building a matching desk in the same style, that will be much more uncovered, and will hopefully turn out just as nice looking.


#11

Really good work. You have created a table that will last a long time. It wants to be used and it is shouting heirloom to me. Bravo.


#12

That looks awesome! My wife and I are planning on doing something similar, but we might use a butcher block counter top for it. I’m hoping it turns out half as nice as this!


#13

That’s remarkably beautiful and simple. I’ve made much more complicated furniture that was not nearly as attractive.


#14

Thanks @dan! Now just send me something to put on it :wink:


#15

Beautiful work @elrond!!! The reclaimed redwood is gorgeous. Even if the top gets covered up, you still have those amazing tool-marked edges…makes me want to drop everything and just build something!


#16

Very nice! This is going in my idea file as I work on furniture for my new office/studio where the Glowforge will live (along with other equipment and a layout table).


#17

I love the reclaimed wood top. Beautiful work!


#18

Beautiful–great combination of the black pipe and dark wood.


#19

I purchased this workbench at Costco when it was on sale for $199 and should be a great bench for my Glowforge. Has heavy duty wheels so I can move it from inside to outside. Can’t wait. love your workbench. I posted mine just in case someone wants one from Costco. I think they are $299.

Thanks, Rod


#20

Very nice! SamsClub has a similar one I’ve considered. But both are only 19" wide, nearly 2" narrower than the GF. Do you anticipate any problems placing it on top?