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Project by johnhutchinson posted 01-02-2014 06:02 AM 1118 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My interpretation of Alvar Aalto’s Tea Trolley 900 with “finger joint” corners similar to what I used for my Ribbon Table.
Special thanks to the folks at Rite Rug for the cork flooring background, and master German photographer Otto Kahd.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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redryder

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 06:19 AM

I especially like the wheels and basket…....................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 10:49 AM

Great looking Tea Trolley John….nice design…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 11:45 AM

I’m having a hard time determining if that is a sketchup model or the real thing. Either way, I like the design. I also liked the way those rounded corners were make with the curved fingers. Very cool.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 01:33 PM

Mike—I wish I could draw glass like that in SketchUp. :)
I want to try the corner technique in hardwood, next, rather than Baltic birch plywood.
I’m a HUGE fan of everything by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto. Check out this link when you have a chance. http://www.scandinaviandesign.com/Alvar_Aalto/index2.htm
The corner joinery that I’ve been experimenting with is easier than it might appear because I’ve been pattern-routing the corner fingers.
Aalto bent because he could.
I segment because I can’t. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#5 posted 01-02-2014 03:43 PM

Nicely done—this project really shows your architectural background, IMHO.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 01-02-2014 05:35 PM

Where does picture 3 come into play?

The photo (?) really does look like a 3D rendering.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 05:57 PM

I really like the clean design features. Nice work John.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 07:25 PM

I have always liked Scandanavian designs and this one is no exception!

I am a big fan of Piet Hein who was a master of a number of areas including mathematics, design, and poetry to name a few. He is the inventor of the SOMA cube, super egg, and super ellipse.

To me Scandanavian designs are clean, uncluttered, indicating exceptional functionality, and maximum use of minimal material.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 07:31 PM

Love the design but definitely rendered, Revit or 3dsmax???

I’m also curious what is the 3rd pic for? Oh I just noticed it on your other post, its the table, nice work i dig it.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 10:06 PM

oldnovice—We had a couple of Piet Hein super ellipse dining tables at my last office. We used them as small conference tables, and there’s something magical about the shape when you sit at one—they just feel RIGHT!!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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johnhutchinson

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#11 posted 01-02-2014 10:41 PM

Rick M. and mcoyfrog—

I don’t remember saying that the first picture ISN’T computer generated. I’ve found that if I take the time to model every component of a project, I’m pretty sure that it’s going to work by the time I get around to making it. What works on the screen DOES work in the shop if you know the limitations of your tools and material.

I’ve only tinkered with SketchUp, and I prefer an Etch-A-Sketch over #$%<* Revit. I hid the software that I use in the description of my master photographer. Take another look. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#12 posted 01-03-2014 03:02 AM

nm

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#13 posted 01-03-2014 05:43 AM

So you used Auto CAD?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 01-04-2014 11:26 PM

hee hee thats cool, nice job.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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