In this workshop we will collaboratively design and build outdoor furniture themed around meeting points. We regularly use public furniture, sculpture or landmarks as points to meet and interact with each other. The shape, location and aesthetic of these objects defines the way we behave around them, both as individuals and collectively. How could we edit their design to enhance our behaviour in public space?
Participants will work together around 4 themes; communicating, sharing, relaxing and playing and interpret these themes to create 4 pieces of furniture.
Introduction to Carpentry
Understanding of tools and best practise techniques
Basic principles of design and technical drawing
Preparing cutting list
Understanding of materials
Scribing and marking wood
Joint preparation and making
We will cover:
• the use of commonly used hand tools like chisels, block planes, combination squares, sliding bevels, marking / mortise gauges
• a variety of hand saws such as tenon, compass, panel and pull saws as well as the use of drills to create the correct holes needed for your assembly dowels.