Friday, March 20, 2009

Computerized Routing

The editors at Fast Company have an interesting article about modern wood furniture. I always find these kind of articles inspiring, sometimes surprising. For example, a curved wood project like the chaise in the photo would typically be made by steaming the wood to shape, but this chaise by SchindlerSalemeron (from the article): actually made by routing two sheets of wood at ultra-precise angles, and then fitting them together like the two sides of a zipper. Tiny variations in the cuts produce the chair's curves. Forget about handworking; the magic is all in the computerized routing.

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