My version of the Ikea lack enclosure design.
This version has more vertical space, uses easy replaceble knobs to hang the plexiglass panels instead of magnets, has optional magnets on the bottom parts of the plexiglass, and also looks pretty sweet i think.
I use knobs instead because the sheets kept falling of when i moved the enclosure around-since i have wheels on my enclosure.
Using knobs means no more falling off, and the bottom magnets means the sheets wont dangle around like a naked dick in a storm. The bottom knobs also provide a easy place to hang the sheets when working with the printer.
This thing is not perfect, specifically how the sheets attach could be improved, i might return to this and change it to require some holes drilled in the sheets, and generally improve how easy they are to attach, also i would probably have used bigger sheets if i had to redo this,
I uploaded the Fusion 360 files, feel free to modify as you see fit.
What you need
- Two Ikea Lack tables
- 16 x 2mm thick and 5mm diameter circular magnets
- 500x500 mm Plexiglass panels for each side. I used 2mm panels. If you use a different thickness, you will need to adjust the Plexiglass corner attachements.
Similar to https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1843235
Personally i used a hot glue gun for attaching the Plexiglas corners, i added a small indent in them that you can fill with glue. When done gluing use a sharp knife and cut away the excess glue.
Top table attachements
Note the top corner table attachements have a hole for a screw, but this is completely optional and possibly redundant, i might remove it in future versions.
Use a rubber hammer to gently put them in place, they are meant to be a tight fit.
If you find them too tight, then you can sand the surface for a easier fit.
The grabbers' might be a bit tight, if you are having problems you can persuade them a bit with a hobby knife and clean the inside of them with it, and then use the edge to force them over the backside of the Plexiglass .
After you have a lose fit, then use a rubber hamme to nodge properly in place on the given corner.
The top Plexiglass attachements
Be advised, right and left are different models!