Time: Obviously time is the main limiting faster, it is hard to put in a lot of work into a project when you have so many other projects happening at once and you’re trying to get a job for when you graduate.
Materials: The scale of my project really depends on what I can get my hands on. If I can get enough quality wood and metal, I can most likely make a pretty cool pop up desk. If I can get only smaller amounts, I might just stick with a desk with a drawer or a nightstand of sorts.
Machines: I want to use a laser cutter to raster etch and engrave the wood on my desk. Along with the shape of the wood this will provide me with a basis for my aesthetic that I want to achieve. If certain portions of my wood are too wide or to big in general for the laser cutter, I might be restricted with what I can achieve.
Storage: If I’m making something as large as a desk, it might be hard to find somewhere to store it or even move it around.
Detail: Wood is prone to lighting on fire while using laser etching, so I’ll have to be careful and make sure my lines aren’t too close.