|Project by dan mosheim||posted 08-09-2008 05:07 PM||1520 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Occasionally when I am branching off into a new design style, or when designing something like a chair that needs to be checked for comfort, I have found it a good idea to make a scale, or even full size model before I begin actual construction. It can be simple or detailed, take five minutes or 3 hours. I have found that neither I nor my customers ever regret the extra time taken for the model making. I have just posted a current design project to my blog http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/2008/05/new-design-project.html and, if you scroll to the bottom of it, links to other related mockup and model making posts.
If you’re about to start a project and are unsure of how it will look in the space, pick a workable scale, say 1/6th or 1/4 depending on the projects actual size and whip up a mini piece. ... Your wife, your firends and your grandkids willl love it, and, you’ll have more confidence regarding your design when you actually build it … Hot glue guns and 23 guage micro pinners are your best friends for this work .... Enjoy…