Maese Valet

Programs Used: Rhinoceros and KeyShot

The purpose of this project was to create a functional piece of furniture that makes use of welding and metal bending techniques. After conducting much research, I decided to design and make a valet/ coat rack. In order to stray away from existing designs in the market, I decided to add modern and Scandinavian elements to my design, by incorporating interesting bends and a unique material choice. Not only did I want my piece to be functional as a valet, but also a sculptural piece that would pop out in a living space, and would add character to an environment.

 
 
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The details are not the details, they make the design
— Charles Eames

Renderings

 
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Inspiration

 
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Fabrication Process

Materials Used: Steel Tubing, Steel Sheets, Canary Wood and Dupli-Color Spray Paint
Machinery Used: Vertical Band Saw, Angle Grinder, Die Grinder, Plasma Cutter, Sanders and Metal Benders

 
   
  
   
  
    
  
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    1. After marking down all the dimensions and methods on how to make the valet, I started implementing my plan. I started off by cutting the steel tubing and bending it to the desired curves.

1. After marking down all the dimensions and methods on how to make the valet, I started implementing my plan. I started off by cutting the steel tubing and bending it to the desired curves.

 2. I  made a foam model of the base so that I could calculate the actual dimensions of the apron curves.

2. I  made a foam model of the base so that I could calculate the actual dimensions of the apron curves.

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  I then plasma cut the base of the plate of the small table and welded that and all the apron curves together to the steel tubing. I then grinded all the welds so that they were not visible to the naked eye.

3. I then plasma cut the base of the plate of the small table and welded that and all the apron curves together to the steel tubing. I then grinded all the welds so that they were not visible to the naked eye.

 
 
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  After getting the metal structure done, I then sanded it and wiped it down with acetone to get rid of all the oil and grease on it. I then primed and spray painted the structure to the desired color.

4. After getting the metal structure done, I then sanded it and wiped it down with acetone to get rid of all the oil and grease on it. I then primed and spray painted the structure to the desired color.

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  I went on to complete the wooden elements of my design. I chose canary wood because of the rich colors of the wood. I then sanded the parts and drilled holes where the metal structure fits in.

5. I went on to complete the wooden elements of my design. I chose canary wood because of the rich colors of the wood. I then sanded the parts and drilled holes where the metal structure fits in.

 6. To complete the wooden element, I stained it with Danish oil and rubbed two coats of polyurethane protective finish on the wood.

6. To complete the wooden element, I stained it with Danish oil and rubbed two coats of polyurethane protective finish on the wood.

 
 
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   After the finish soaked in and dried, I did a dry clamp up of the wooden parts with the metal structure.

7.  After the finish soaked in and dried, I did a dry clamp up of the wooden parts with the metal structure.

 8. After ensuring that everything was aligned, I epoxied the parts together.

8. After ensuring that everything was aligned, I epoxied the parts together.