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Forum topic by Tokolosi posted 11-20-2012 04:11 PM 1418 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2012 04:11 PM

Mary Dickerson cut away thin layers inside wood columns. When combined, these columns form a lightly cushioned surface that is responsive to the touch.

I saw this online this morning and thought it was just ingenious!!! Some people are so clever.


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#1 posted 11-20-2012 04:55 PM

That is indeed clever.
I can see the potential for two problems, however.

1- The upper most 3 or 4 cuts need to be omitted to so the top is about an inch high. This is to keep the top piece from breaking off and to avoid being able to see the cuts when one post is pressed down like in the photo.

2- The section of the posts that are cut need to be slightly smaller than the top and bottom un-cut sections. This is to keep the adjacent cut surfaces from rubbing each other and perhaps hanging up.

Maybe these are not really problems and I am just paranoid, but I would have made those changes if I had come up with this idea.

But, a hell of a great idea anyway. I really like this.

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 05:02 PM

It’s cool. I think breakage of the springs would be a
problem however if it were used as a chair. As an
art piece it is intriguing and subverts our expectations
of how wood functions as a structural material.

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 05:13 PM

That is cool thanks for sharing it.

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 09:41 PM


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#5 posted 11-20-2012 10:32 PM

Cool idea!

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#6 posted 10-09-2016 02:04 PM

That is truly unique.

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