• furniture - FLITCH CHAIR 2
  • furniture
    software: rhinoceros, 3d studio max,  madCAM, autoCAD, plasma CAM
    technology: 3-axis cnc mill, 3-axis cnc plasma cutter, traditional wood working
    material: 14 gauge steel (blued), rock maple, mdf
    dimensions: 2'Wx2'Wx2'H
  • this is the first chair of two this is the first chair of two that examines the combination of differing materials to increase strength, and reduce dimension and weight. essentially, it is a wood chair contained within an exterior steel box. the box is comprised of four cnc plasma cut profiles of 14 gauge, blued steel. sealed within the welded steel box is an intrior of rock maple. the seat and seat back were milled on a 3-axis cnc mill from one larger block, while the legs were custom cut and fit into place.which examines the combination of differing materials to increase strength, and reduce dimension and weight (similar to the principals applied in a flitch beam). essentially, it is a wood chair contained within an exterior steel box. the box is comprised of four cnc plasma cut profiles of 14 gauge, blued steel. the profiles are welded together to create a structural shell in which a smaller thinner chair is able to perform more for less. the interior is clear finished rock maple. the seat and seat back were milled on a 3-axis cnc mill from one larger block, while the legs were custom cut and fit into place.