Sunday, 29 April 2012
Sketching with Wood
I could have put brackets on the wall and run five shelves the length of the wall, but as a designer, I have a penchant for making things a little more playful and customized. Besides it was fun to put the boxes together and adjust as I progressed, as a composition on the fly. besides , I saved the cost of steel brackets. This breaks all the rules of roportion and organization, which were implicit when I was a student, but despite that, somehow works. If this had been a commission, I would have developed some rules ...3rds/ 5ths, the Golden Rule , or a breakdown of the 2 foot stud spacing. and used 5 ply Baltic birch plywood. As it was, I simply measured and developed a plan for each unit as I went along....done is better than perfect. I will buy some Baltic birch ply and make a 10 foot long work surface under the shelves for my scanner , printer and layout of plans.. Flat files and filling cabinets will provide more stowage underneath. My desk and drafting table will be along the other side of the room - a sort of "galley" style studio.
Cost: about $120 and a missed afternoon of sketching.