I think it’s almost a rule that your first project after you get a welding machine will be welding related. Usually a welding table, or a welding cart. In my case, it’s a welding cart. (I have ideas for a table, but I expect that to be a larger project.)
Nothing fancy. Angle iron, expanded metal shelves, wheels, and powder coat. Short enough to fit under my work bench. Large enough to hold the machine, gas, foot pedal, tungsten sharpener, and all the cables.