Weary to waste acrylic, I had my first prototype laser cut out of foamcore. Not only is this material inexpensive, but it is 3/16″ thick, which gives me a better idea on how my pieces are fitting together (the plastic will be 1/4″ thick). Check out how the foam contracted from the heat of the laser. Reminds me of marshmallows. Mmm.
It was a good thing. I was so caught up learning how to properly merge and divide paths in illustrator, I made all edges homogeneous. Or maybe it was the lack of sleep.
You can judge by the photographs how far I could assemble the table with all of the mistakes that existed. The tops and bottoms were fine, but the side tabs were reversed. Doh!
Here’s a detail of one of the more troublesome pieces. All the notes made for a nice acrylic piece on my second iteration.