Doormats

Hello,

New GlowForge owner so still learning but wondering if it can be used to make doormats (ones from IKEA)?

TIA

You would need to determine 4 things…

  • What is the doormat made of, and is it a laser safe material?
  • How thick is the doormat? (Over 1/2" is too thick to fit on the tray.)
  • Will the doormat fit in the machine with the door closed? (You are limited to 18" in depth and 20" wide.)

Once you get past those 3 questions, take a look at the surface texture and ask yourself if it is likely to combust, because loosely woven coir or something along those lines is NOT something I would risk a several thousand dollar machine on.

You can cut a stencil out of chipboard though and paint on the mat.

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thank you so much for the idea of the chipboard

Yeah, and it can be reused on multiple mats, which makes it my go-to for stenciling. :smile:

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