My glowforge table setup

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So i went to Ikea and i wanted a kitchen cart called Flytta. Went to look for it only to find out they didnt have it in stock. I had seen a small desk called Alex as my secondary option because it had storage built into it but the downer was it had a small top which i didnt think would fit my GF. So i got the Alex and as i was walking back down the isle i noticed they had desk tops of different sizes it was the “Linnmon” table top. I figured ill screw it onto the Alex from the bottom. What a masterpice!! I mean masterpiece because my fiancee is glad to have her table back Lol. The Alex comes with wheels so its a mobile GF piece of furniture until I get the Air filter from GF!! Here are some pics as well as links to the Ikea products!!

Alex

Linnmon

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00251343/

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#2

That really looks nice. I’m using the Alex for my material storage and it works great.

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#3

That’s very similar to my setup, but I’m frustrated that I can’t really use the top drawer or get to the back of the drawers easily. I commissioned a steel frame with wheels and I will make my own drawers in there to have better acces to bigger materials.

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#4

Looks great and close storage is always a plus. Nice merger for success.

Will have to be careful moving it until the drawers are full, maybe even after. Has a top heavy look to it.

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#5

Nice. What are those round wood pieces in the drawer? Is that a cutting board or table tops?

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#6

I had a similar plan, but I super-sized it :slight_smile:

If I had it to do over again, I may have done 2 x Alex drawers and skipped the side ones, they’re just a 1/4" too narrow to hold a 12x20 piece of draftboard.

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#7

they are lazy susan’s from ikea.

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#8

it look s top heavy but i had turned the bottom desk upside down and screwed it in to the table top with six screws as well as making it be centered!!

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#9

How is this still working well for you? Have you found it to be stable enough? I’m thinking about building one of these as a starter table for my soon to be delivered Glowforge.

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