With the end of the semester being around the corner, I would like to say that I truly loved taking this course! It was a really interesting course where I got to do two great projects (the coat hanger with shotgun shells before) and I am glad that I put the time and effort to make them look good as I would be keeping them past this course. I learned a lot during this course about the meaning of aesthetic and many different types and forms of it. I also learned a lot while designing and working on the projects where I got to interpret my viewing of aesthetic into them. This course in my opinion was very enjoyable, educational, and most of all STRESS-FREE! Thank you Professor Hertzberg for making this course the way it it!
Regarding my final project, I shipped it back home and will hopefully have access to it in about a week where I will be fully assembling it. From the assembly preview I have shown in my previous posts (shown below as well), I would say I am personally surprised that it matches the design I made perfectly! I honestly did not expect it to as good as it turned out to be as the design and reality are usually different.
CAD design of the project.
Note: the black acrylic is clear just like the CAD design but it is not shown here as there is a protective layer on the other side of the acrylic that I yet have to peel during my actual assembly.
The final project have dimensions of: 8.5″ length X 8.5″ width X 10″ height (excluding the wood stand (10″X10″X1″))
If I happened to do this project again, I would almost keep it the same except the following changes:
- Use a smoother lady susan as the current one is not as smooth as I intend it to be.
- Maybe apply a red and black paint to the wood stand as opposed to just red to give it a more unique aesthetic.
- Figure out what to fill it with and choose the dimensions accordingly as I currently do not have a final plan of what to put inside. I will have to figure that out after the assembly is complete.
Once I assemble the project completely, I am planning on using it myself for the red and black coffee machine I have.
Final Project Presentation:
Below is my upcycling project to sum up my work in this course in this final post!