My design studio class this term is focussed on furniture design, and more specifically tables. I am very excited about this because, as you know, I became very interested in building and painting furniture over the summer. I am looking forward to learning how to design a table!
So far, in studio we are having fun learning how to use the tools in the wood shop. To start, we each made the same sort of wooden "club" type thing with tapers on two sides. Next, we were asked to use it to create a piece that will hold something up. I used a router to cut notches in mine in a spiral pattern and added shelves and a base that I cut with a chop saw. It turned into a display stand for knick-knacks like these little dolls! Then I painted it silver, because I think that silver looks good with almost everything and it will give me some flexibility in regard to what I want to display on it in the future.
|Here is what the stand looks like.|
|Here is is with dolls sitting on the shelves.|
|This is what it looks like from above, with the shelves spiraling down.|
There is still so much I want to learn about using the wood shop and making furniture, so it's a good thing it's still early in the term!