I have made a lot of different things around the house, using standard woodworking techniques. Besides the large turntable on our circular table in the kitchen nook, one of the simple things I’ve made that people ask me to make for them (that I don’t due to lack of time) is a wooden serving tray.
The GlowForge will allow me to make such an item faster and fancier, with personalization based on the individual or season. For some, I will probably engrave the art touches, and for others, I will probably cut them out. Where the side panels are engraved, sometimes, I may do it on both sides. So many options!
Just as with the original tray, I will use tiny nails (in addition to glue) to secure the bottom so it does not fall out.
Here’s a rough design, using 1/4" thick wood panels that can fit in the bed of the GF.