Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wood Project

We were assigned a project to create a system out of wood. When  I think of a system, I think of something that needs every component in order to properly function. Solar system, eco system, digestive system, the list could go on and on. So I took this idea and ran with it. I decided that I wanted every piece to have to depend on another part of the project.

We had to use an 18" piece of 2x4 wood. I cut it in half lengthwise and then cut those 2 pieces into 3", 4", 5" and 6" pieces. The two 6" pieces joined the 3" pieces, and the same for 4" and 5" pieces. Corners were held together by finger grooves. The weight of each side counter-balanced the piece as a whole, helping it to stand on its own. After joining pieces together, I cut the S shaped grooves into the wood, and these were also another component in the final project staying together and balanced. This was my final project:

Left Side      
Finger Grooves
Inside top view

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