INDES 152 Furniture Design & Construction • 3 Cr.
Gives practical experience in designing and building furniture. Students combine knowledge of design theory and processes, materials, and drawings with hands-on experience in the shop. Topics include engineering basics, manufacturing processes, joinery, and finishes. Prerequisite: ART 108 and INDES 150 and INDES 151, and INDES 160 with a C- or better or entry code.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Sketching and Drawing
- Produce quick (5min.) sketches expressing the essence of a furniture form.
- Produce original drawings extracting the major features and salient design points of well-known 20th century furniture styles.
- Identify various furniture styles, locations and resources.
- Design Process and Materials
- Follow a specific design process utilizing rough sketching, refined drawings, mock-ups, working drawings and cut lists.
- Select materials and finishes linked to the appropriate use and aesthetics of the designed project.
- Deliver an effective oral and visual design presentation to a live audience.
- Design a piece of furniture following the outlined design process
- Shop Project
- Demonstrate safe and efficient use of woodworking machinery and basic hand and power tools.
- Demonstrate use of sound construction techniques and basic joinery
- Construct and individually designed piece of furniture
- Participate in the design process in a hands-on workshop environment. (e.g. student would work through a project from the initial design stages, problem solving, construction, and through completion of a finished piece of furniture.)