This project is challenging because it has a couple of constraints
- balance- the baskets/shelves need to hang almost at the top so that they pivot in a way where they are inclined to stay face up. This originally caused difficulty in designing when I came to realize that the original Bramble and Hare design had custom made chain which I couldn’t manufacture in the time period we have for this project so I had to design differently. (https://www.anvildistillery.com/blog/2015/10/5/boulder-bar-tzar-extraordinaire-griffin-farro-of-bramble-hare-uses-anvils-fabulous-creamy-vodka)
- weight- the bearing in the center needs to be able to support both the static and dynamic loads on the unit. As I don’t know what I will be loading this with yet (liquid is heavy, plants are less heavy) I had to choose bearings that could hold a lot of weight. I ended up choosing a bearing with a 300 lb static load capacity. (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g33324-d3331404-i123697383-Bramble_Hare-Boulder_Colorado.html)
- aesthetic- I have to balance the cost of this project with the aesthetics I am shooting for. Every time I add a new pipe fitting or look for a pipe or wood within my color scheme my cost tends to increase. Currently each of the three shelves has 16 pipe fittings and 20 pieces of pipe.
- support- I am unsure how to aesthetically support my structure in a way that will bear all of the weight and look appealing.
- symmetry- I need to be sure not to over screw any pipes into their fittings to ensure that all shelves fit together and look symmetric.