Sunday, October 02, 2005

2 X Forum

this warmup exercise involved transforming a 2 x 4 into a functional artifact with no waste. in addition, we were also restricted to the use of hand tools which forced more thinking of the design up front than if we were able to create the object as we were building it. i started by making a series of sketches and began to think about how i would assemble the object after i cut the pieces.
knowing that we had to use all of the 2 x 4 i decided to create a storage device that would hold and organize items on my desk (such as the scraps of wood that were left over). the most interesting part of the project for me was designing the joints of the wood and thinking about how the pieces wood come together. the connection would require a series of cuts in the wood and the use of a chisel to form the ends of the pieces so they would join as if it were a puzzle. below are photos of the final product.



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