I am designing end tables for my next project. They would like the mid century modern design approach, a drawer and a lower shelf. I have three designs to offer at this point in the project.
End Table-design-mid century modern with a twist
These end tables actually fit together to create one oval table. Each has a drawer and a middle shelf.
End Table-mid century modern
These small square end tables are perfect for a minimal approach to furniture. Some homes need large pieces some need lighter furniture. Each has a drawer and a center post holds the floating shelves.
3D Modeling-comparison of two approaches
3d Modeling is creating a three-dimensional representation of an object in the computer. Once created you can save it in a form that allows machines to make it in wood, metal, plastic or other materials. There are many ways to accomplish a 3d design. This is showing my client the two methods of achieving their model. One creates a smooth transition between the core of the twist and the twist itself.
Using 3d modeling to flush out design ideas is extremely useful. This shows the corners of the Barley Twist Bench Project. One of our designs included the bullnose transition from block to Twist.
Design Process- 3d Modeling-bench leg
In this example the client was after a leg with certain parameters. The top block and bottom block each had size requirements for construction. The twist was the decorative element and had to be just so. The two needed a transition to create a cohesive design.
This design belongs to Inventia Design. They were hired by an interior designer to design and build this gorgeous bench. I was hired to create this 3d model for the parts and make them in my shop with my CNC. Check out the CNC Gallery here to see the results! I couldn't believe the bench looks exactly like the model. What an exciting process!
Railing and Bracket Design
This is a current design I am building. The railing is a walnut engraved rail with steel wall brackets with a bronze finish. We were aiming for a Native American meets art Deco design. All hand made. Photos to come!
building color with a base of bronze
You can see this bracket in the model above. My client would like a rubbed bronze finish so I am building the color from the ground up.
I designed these in Rhino 3d, made a model and exported the layers to be laser cut at the steel yard.
Mathew Smith collaborated with me to create these beautiful metal brackets!
Custom Railing Hardware
More coast have been added and the darker rubbed bronze look is getting more pronounced.
This is a model for a walnut box I'd like to build someday.
Walnut Box-3d model-design exploration
Another exploration of box concepts. I see this to be an Urn. One advantage to creating this as a model and then making it partly with a cnc is that I can engrave the piece with a pattern all over or even a string of text going from one plane to the next.
I use hand drawing to create basic shapes as a reference in the modeling process.
While learning the modeling process I created a few designs of my own to aid in the learning curve. Always thinking about guitar playing of course I made a pick.
My Nacelle-3d rendering
This is literally a model I built as I learned. This had a few lessons but mainly in rendering and reflective surfaces. Modeling for furniture design I don't really need that as we are after shape and proportion most often. But it is fun to know how to do it!
METEOR BOX LID Desgn Process.JPG
Exploring the lid design for a box I was making.
Little flame. I made it in reality first. I was curious if I could model it. The lid was much easier to make in real life but now I can make many.
Little flame. You can find this box in my BOX GALLERY. I made it in reality first. I was curious if I could model it. The lid was much easier to make in real life but now I can make many.
First Lid-meteor box
Exploring a lid design for a box I am working on.
Guitar Pick Model
Wondering if I could make it look more real by placing it on a wood desk.