I live in an apartment and have few exhaust options easily available. I had good luck with exhausting from my sliding glass door, but having the Glowforge in the living room is far from guest friendly. I moved it to my office, but it is South facing and sometimes gets back draft. Either way, the -50 degree wind chills are far from comfort friendly in the winter.
So, while walking through Lowe’s, they had a good deal on a 2 door and 1 drawer kitchen cabinet similar to this. My thought would be to seal off the bottom with silicone caulking and possibly a top to keep the drawer area contained, cut a hole in the left side, place a couple of box fans and filters for air filtration in the base, and then have an outflow to the window.
Granted, the exhaust is all going to be in the apartment, but I’m hoping that it will be contained more. The Glowforge doesn’t exhaust beyond the cutting time and a little more. Not entirely sure it will work anyway.
I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on the idea.