GOING WITH THE GRAIN: design an object using sustainable wood

Competition Details

Long live the shoe salesman!

by Dale Ubas

GOING WITH THE GRAIN: competition entry

C-79 is a kit-of-parts for the end consumer to build a lounge chair and ottoman. The design allows for variations using the same pieces into different configurations. There are at least seven variations.

• chair + ottoman
• chair + table
• footstool + desk
• side-by-side chair w/ table + footstool
• (3) side tables
• (2) nightstands + footstool
• coffee table

The prototype can be quickly assembled and disassembled with graphic instructions. The furniture pieces are held together by dovetail and butterfly spline joints, interlocking pieces and wedges.

The prototype exemplifies the flexibility in the uses of plywood. The creative and innovative uses of FSC certified plywood through exploration plays a vital role in promoting awareness of sustainable wood products approved by the FSC.