|Project by NicoJose||posted 04-02-2011 05:20 AM||4777 views||41 times favorited||24 comments|
Wavelength Bench (November 21, 2010 – January 10, 2011 with one assistant)
Dimensions: 68’’ x 20’’ x 18’‘
Net weight: 70lbs
860 wood pieces
Materials: 16 Different Kinds of Repurposed Old wood 50-160 years old,
While designing and planning for the “Tornado Floor Lamp”, I was already thinking about a bench. I wanted a “wave” bench that’s very different from other “wave” benches I’ve seen. The lamp served as a prototype for this wavelength bench. I wanted to make a bench using the basic idea of triangles. This was an on and off project as it was very tedious and at the same time I wasn’t sure when to stop. I didn’t take pictures of the process since I wasn’t even sure my idea would work. But it did… it even feels like sitting on a sold piece of wood that can easily be carried by 2people.
I assembled the pieces standing up similar to the Tornado Floor lamp. It is all about figuring out angles, angle, and angles. The ends of every three sets of triangles work like basic joints which make the entire piece very strong. Every 3inches, I applied bar clamps, and every 14inches, I would sand the inside as I new it would be hard to do the finishing later on. I added multiple small spaces on the surface just to let the wood breathe in case heat builds up inside.
I’m very very proud of this work of art as it opened my imagination to more doors . It is very difficult to price and replicate since the different kinds of wood, which I acquired from old house, are extremely endangered.
-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com