Table Project

Designing something involves a sequence of steps. There are infinate possible ways to build a chair, for example. Figuring out how it will look and how it will be constructed is often times more difficult than actually constructing it. The designer must think about how it’s built, what it’s made of, how it’s used, and so on.

I love how an idea becomes a sketch, a sketch becomes a model, a model becomes a prodotype and then you have a final piece. This is a table design I’ve been thinking of for a couple months. Finally got it drawn up in Rhino 3D.

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Lowrider Construction

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I’m working on the structure for the new lowrider sculpture. I’m excited about how its coming together. Its a bit bigger than the first one I built. I have many more resources to fabricate metal and wooden parts this time around, and things are coming together pretty well.

I used a blade to cut out the body’s shape from 1/8″ plywood. I then sandwiched the ply together with wood glue, and clamped them while they held the arc i wanted. I used the weight of the clamps on opposite ends to sag the front and rear end, creating the curve. When the top and bottom sheets are curved, theyre glued and nailed together using more ply. Next comes the sides of the body, cutting weel-wells and interior compartment, and lining the body with a sculpting material. Many questions are still unanswered, but I’ll figure it all out as I work.