I plan to obtain all of my materials on the weekend of March 13-15. The following week will be spent seeking resources and knowledge to put everything together but for the time being these are the steps I am going to take.
- Measure, cut, and sand table top piece of wood
- Drill hinges onto bottom of table top
- Cut copper pipes to appropriate length. Depending on what it is like working with the material, I may bend the bottom corners into squared off U shapes on the bottom. See image below but image rounded copper pipes instead of wood. If I don’t bend the metal then I will cut four individual pieces and cover the bottom with rubber to prevent slippage.
- Drill holes into intersections of pipes to loosen or tighten in order to adjust the height.
- Secure pipes to hinges at the bottom of the table top
- Apply a finish to the table so that it is sleek and smooth.
If there are unforeseen circumstances, which I think there will be, I have given myself the two weeks after Spring Break to find solutions. Time within these two weeks will also be dedicated towards documentation. If I do not finish by April 11, I still have three more days to sort out any disasters.
Due to new social distancing protocol and closure of stores, I was unable to purchase my materials within the dates I originally planned. After speaking with Professor Hertzberg, she is allowing me to create a fully digital version of my folding coffee table instead of a physical product. Since making a digital model will take less time, I made modifications to my calendar.
Instead of building during Spring Break, I will take the entire week off from school work (as one should) and will spend the entire week after classes resume working on my digital model. Since I am most familiar with Rhino modeling software, I will create the model there and export it to CAD to add textures and lighting.