My Glowforge won’t be in a true workshop. I need to keep it kind of organized and neat, so I came up with some fairly easy storage ideas. I hope they inspire some of you who aren’t handy enough to go to the woodshop and don’t want to wait to cut your own when you get your Glowforge. Here’s what I came up with. I’m very happy with it and REALLY ready for delivery.
Glow forge will sit on the right. It will vent out the window until the filter arrives. Desk is from Wayfair. I got to looking at them when @dan showed off his office table from their site. It’s a small room, so the glass top and open legs make it look bigger. The desk is very stable. The Glowforge will span the glass supports at each corner, so I’m not too worried about that. There’s a comfy chair on the right to sit in while I monitor the cuts.
1st bit of storage. These are 4 craft storage cubes from Michael’s. About $25 each when on sale. 6 drawers for tools and scraps of material. The divided areas are shelves turned on their side. They easily fit 12" wide stock. I left the back off so material could slide through. That compromised the stability a bit, so I screwed them to the drawer units and they now stay nice and true. There are some smaller pieces of veneer, cardboard and acrylic kept at the ready in these slots. Laser safety glasses from Amazon are on the desktop for now.
I needed a work area in the room, so I got a corner unit with room for a laptop, material staging, and assembly. Wireless laser printer fills the corner.
This is an entertainment unit/bookshelf that fills one wall. Some books had to be displaced. I added more material storage by cutting slat wall for the top and bottom of this compartment. I put some 3/4" boards at each end to support the top slat wall and shelf, then filled the slat grooves with cheap MDF panels to divide the area. Boxes above are for LED fixtures and hardware. For now I have larger pieces of acrylic, hardwood/plywood, an old wooden briefcase that will be cut up to repurpose the wood and some foam. @chadmart1076, note the Calvin & Hobbes collections. Handy to read while keeping an eye on cuts. Well, @Pigheaded, I don’t have a huge collection of Disney ornaments, but do have all of the Disney Infinity Toys to Life gaming figures. They are little works of art. I was unhappy when they cancelled it. I still enjoy building toy boxes in the game.
All that I’m waiting for is something to fill that big empty space on the right.