Stick and Sheet

Wall Module

Design V Fall 2013 :: Murray Legge (1 week)

This studio, appropriately titled “stick and sheet” began with the construction of a wall module.  The object was to explore the properties of wood and to become familiar with the woodshop as a resource.  In addition, it was encouraged to use wood in an unconventional sense; this module is made of plywood components, cut down to smaller stick-like units, contrary to plywood’s typical sheet applications. 

Each component was cut vwith a bandsaw to the correct dimension, then mitered with a table saw.  The entire structure is sanded to smooth out the low grade quality of the material, yet the knots and imperfections are still visible, contributing to the overall aesthetic of the structure.  The wall module stands about 6.5 feet tall, each joint connected by screws.