EASY & CHEAP - Build Your Own Table For Your GlowForge

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#1

Saw this in the latest issue (October 2016) of WOOD Magazine…I think I am going to do this!


#2

I used these plans to build my coffee table! Just adjust to the size you want and it is super sturdy!
http://www.ana-white.com/2012/05/plans/itable

I could see someone doing something similar, adding a shelf underneath for material storage and adding some height to it to make the perfect height for their glowforge


#3

I built my own desk for my work area. I’ll take a picture when it is stained and sealed. (and cleaned off)

Just used 2x2 pine and 3/4" Ply


#4

Make sure you use locking casters, or have something to prevent movement. Light materials can be shifted around if this is on a rolling cart and the cart moves because of the head flying back and forth.


#5

I’ve got plenty of stationary(ish) table space, but I’m still trying to figure out the transport version. Folding legs, maybe a block of foam underneath that miraculously pops out when it’s time to use the machine. Hmm, maybe castored legs that telescope or slide up rather than folding.


#6

Maybe telescoping legs like beach umbrellas, or event tents?


#7

I thought that there was a glitch in the matrix for a moment as I scanned this very article thinking of it for my 3d printer that will be displaced by the glowforge.


#8

Good ol annawhite and her Craig jig!


#9

My table decided to give me a 5/8" long splinter in my leg last night and December is approaching. Guess I should get to work on finishing it.


#10

Yeeeoooowwwch!


#11

That’s above a splinter, somewhere below harpoon…


#12

Indeed. Felt great coming out.


#13

Well between everything else I decided to finally get around to sanding, staining, and sealing my desk. I also added two holes for power cords.

Here are the photos with one or two more coats of polyurethane still needed.

The room is a mess but I’m sure my better half won’t forget to remind me to clean it up. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#14

Third coat is all dry and ready for my glowforge!


#15

It’s beautiful Looks fantastic! Now it must seem more like ‘this is really going to happen’. Thanks for showing us. :relaxed:


#16

What color stain did you use?


#17

Dark walnut I believe


#18

Oooooo, nice!