Right now I am leaning toward designing an aesthetically pleasing, minimal bedframe that can be folded up for moving. I’m not sure if the project is too big to complete in time and be able to put as much work into it as I would like.
I am still working on fleshing out my aesthetic. I was thinking a minimalist design to aid in the foldablity of the frame. I think it would be nice to add another aesthetic to make it more unique, but I am not sure where I want to go with it. I think I want to find bedframe designs that I like and start sketching and playing with similar forms to see what I come up with.
A bedframe is a large object that will be difficult to bring around campus for development and bringing into class. I am concerned that it is too big of an object to reasonably develop using University resources and having to bring parts back and forth from home.
I am still not sure what material I will make my frame out of I was thinking wood because it is relatively easy to work with and would look good stained, but I am also considering using metal. I’ve never worked with metal and I think it would be fun and interesting to take the welding class and then try to make something out of metal. This is a little daunting to me because I’ve never done any metal work before, and I also have trouble thinking of a design using metal that I would like aesthetically for my room.
Another constraint I see is actually manufacturing the frame. I have little experience with woodworking and no experience with metal working. I would love for the opportunity to learn these skills and this seems like a great time to do so, but I am still worried about making sure that I come up with a design that is feasible for me to manufacture. Because of this I will be thinking a lot about how I will make the frame as I develop my design and plan.