Bo Side Table utilizes perspective and form to create a . A total of 16 table legs at varying lengths, four of which touch the ground are used to exhibit playful changes in visual weight when seen at different locations. This provides a lot of versatility to the placement of the table. Bo Table is made from hardwood dowel, laminated cedar and load-bearing OSB to provide strength and beauty.
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My initial task for this project was to design and build a side table for my sister's house. I wanted to create something visually interesting, using material or form in unconventional ways. The conceptual evolution brought me to focus on the use of perspective and natural properties of the wood material.
I took the conceptual sketches and used CAD to bring them into 3d space. This was very helpful in quickly visualizing many variations in form and material while keeping consistent scale. At the time I was on a trip so building scale models was a less viable option.
In the future I plan to build a couple of the variations.
After the dimensions were set, I began to collect materials and construct the table top. The first table top (shown on the left) was made using cedar and load-bearing OSB. The boards were processed from raw beams and laminated to create a solid block. Once sanded down, 1" holes were marked and drilled to allow the table legs to tightly slide through. All legs were cut and glued accordingly, and sanded a second time. Finally Varethane was used to seal the table top.
The three pictures on the right show a full cedar top. This second version had multiple stain types applied to it and will be completed next time I am in London.
This whole project was a lot of fun and I think the end result turned out very well. Designing a table was a great exercise to push for a creative, fresh solution, as the table has been conceptualized so many ways already.
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