For my upcycle project, I am creating a side table that fits the industrial-modern aesthetic. The table will be made from square steel tubing for the structure; the top will be made of varnished pine wood. The aesthetic that I am trying to emulate with this project can best be shown by the following image:
The furniture and architecture of this house incorporates a lot of natural components (like the plants on the left and the wood shown in many areas of the house) with urban and industrial aspects (a lot of exposed brick, concrete, and steel). I decided to make my table out of steel tube and varnished wood to match this. A good example of what a table made of these two materials looks like is shown below.
I didn’t like, however, that the steel formed a basic cube. I felt that I could take a more unique, artistic route. I found examples of cube-like shapes that are formed from one continuous line made out of either square or round tubing, like the picture shown below.
This particular shape is commonly called an “infinity cube”. After doing some experimenting in CAD, I settled on something similar. This shape is made of one continuous path, passing through itself three times. I am calling it the “Mobius Cube” (title credit to Jamie Frankel). The square tube for the structure will come from my retired component design drill-powered vehicle. I will cut it out of the frame and remove the paint to salvage as much of the material as possible. The table top will be made of pine wood which will come from the cutoffs of 2×4 wood that I saved from other home projects.
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