New display cabinet design, just completed. Ash, maple, Holly, Pau Amarello (Yellowheart). Tambour-style sliding door panel. Maple stand. Dovetailed drawers (Holly drawer fronts). I designed a new stand that met a set of criteria (mainly stability) while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic. I like the contemporary look and the move away from a typical square or rectangular 4-legged stand. The idea for the design of the stand originated from a chair design of mine in 2014. I had designed a Lounge Chair (aXial Chair) with the same interlocking halves so adapted it for this stand. The innovative design was for a large Interior Design Show held annually that I participated in.
The challenges were mainly in getting the angles right. This was accomplished through full-scale drawings. Full-scale drawings remove the uncertainty in a design. I can get a view of the profile for the stand and determine if the legs are correctly splayed from center. Full-scale drawings also allow me to create templates of key components in the design. If I need to recreate the design, I will use the templates. From preliminary feedback, this stand will be popular.
I learned to work with trigonometry, angles, much more complicated than a typical rectangular stand. The legs interlock in the center at the correct angle and this was only achieved in full-scale drawings. The drawings work well at helping to visualize the design, Did I mention I like full-scale drawings...lol. Also, the criteria involved keeping the components light but strong.