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MCAD Furniture Class #4: Building a Scale Model

2273 days ago by Jeff | 14 comments »

As mentioned in the previous entry, at the suggestion of my instructor, I modified the design such that the whole top would be a torsion grid. This approach did present its own problem though. Since the design called for the ‘leg’ to act as a massive tenon seated in the underside of the top, I would need a lot of bulk around the leg. I considered laminating solid wood pieces to build it up. I decided against that; I can’t recall why. Instead, I opted to take what I call the weight machine approach. I would laminate several pieces of dense materials together like the stacks of weights on a machine at a gym. The thought was I could get 1) a solid area to bore out a mort...

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