So I just found out I won a competition for designing a conference table for the DesignBridge Community Design/build club on campus. I decided to enter the comp a few weeks ago when I was uninspired to work on my studio project, and it paid off. The design is intended to be CNC routed out of a singe sheet of 1" plywood for the legs which interlock into one another, and create a rigid frame. Ideally, it will need minimal fasteners and should be able to brace itself. Also, it can be scaled up and down to different sizes very easily and once we get the measurements right it could be replicated indefinitely (theoretically). My main concern was ensuring that the legs and apron didn't impede peoples knees from going under the table because it is going into a very narrow office space so the shelves shown are removable. The table top can be anything from an old door to a piece of glass. I'm going to try to make a scale model with the laser cutter first and then move on to the CNC router for a full scale version as soon as we can get materials, and logistics figured out. I'll post the results when we get there.
I'd love to hear some feedback/crit about this if anyone has any comments. Also, any CNC Router advice would be great too.
Here's the entry poster: