Chair Design: Mock-ups for Furniture Making
Designing with mockups gives a furniture maker room to explore forms and proportions and to perfect a project before committing to expensive materials. Working with inexpensive materials such as hardware store lumber and plywood, you'll develop a full-size model of a chair, bringing your own design to life! The process is fast and flowing, allowing us to work through several iterations of an idea over the course of class. Students will get instruction on sketching, proportion, material selection, and construction methods. Class will make full use of the major shop machines, while also implementing less conventional tools and materials, running the gamut from the band saw and jointer to screws, hot glue, and blue tape. No experience is necessary.