What the heck are you going to put your Glowforge machine on? What will be sturdy enough? What about storage of Proofgrade material? Will it have wheels? These are all important questions when shopping for a stand/table for your Glowforge machine.
Requirements of a Glowforge Stand/Table
Must fit the Glowforge machine. Minimum of 36″ Width and 20″ Depth will safely support your machine. Machine dimensions are: 38″ x 20.75″ x 8.25″ (965mm x 527mm x 210mm)
Wood or Metal. Plastic isn’t strong enough and will wobble or even collapse entirely under the weight of the machine and cutting materials.
Drawers – convenient, make sure their size and depth can accommodate your cutting material, as well any additional tools and supplies like masking tape, scissors, etc.
Shelves – if made out of wood or metal, they can hold a lot of weight of cutting material. Also open wide shelving can hold material sheets of all sizes. Open shelves do however collect a considerable amount of dust.
Wheels – Tables/Stands/Carts that are on lockable wheels will be mobile when you need it and stationary when you don’t. If you bought the Glowforge Pro, having the machine mobile is handy for using the pass-through feature with long cutting materials.
5 Best Glowforge & Material Storage Tables
Based on popularity amongst Glowforge owners along with pictures of them in-use and where to buy them.
#1 Husky 46 in. W 9-Drawer, Deep Tool Chest Mobile Workbench w/Hardwood top
#2 Husky 46 in. Adjustable Height Work Table with 2-Drawers w/Hardwood top
#3 IKEA Hack* Tabletop Pipe Riser Multi-Level Glowforge Table
#4 Home Styles Solid Wood Top Kitchen Cart
#5 Seville Classics Stainless Steel Work Table & Shelf 49 in.
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2 thoughts on “5 Best Glowforge & Material Storage Tables”
Pretty! This was a wonderful article. Thanks!
Hi Toni, I’m glad the article was helpful. I personally have my Glowforge Pro setup on the Husky wheeled storage cart. It has room for all my proofgrade sheets, tools, and is mobile for when I do pass-through cuts. Happy cutting!