Friday, November 13, 2009

Final 1:1


Carrying a full size sheet of cardboard from Prahran to Frankston via public transport is not fun.

I’m not entirely happy with my final outcome. It goes together and stays together well but some of the detailing could have been improved. As the workshop ran out of time to laser cut my template I had to cut it by hand. This was especially difficult when it came to cutting out the curves of the locking system and resulted in some not so neat areas. I also got impatient and cut completely through the cardboard at one of the joins and had to repair it. Other than a general untidiness of the cutting and joining the basic design seems to hold up ok. It easily holds my weight and feels quite sturdy when you pick it up. The backrest however has been a problem from the very start. I could not work out the folds from my previous design, eventually running out of time and having to resort to the backrest design you see here. I’m too afraid to try but I doubt it would hold the full weight of a person’s back pressing against it. The chair is also 50mm thinner then I intended as I had to cut my cardboard down a little to fit it in my car. There are a few other small mistakes here and there but these could be easily rectified if I had more time and cardboard.

putting my chair together


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Xanita chair 01

A really well put together box

A really well put together tuna box. Not something I ever thought I would get excited about, yet here we are.....

This box was incredibly strong. No glue was used, just a very simple locking system.