Archive for the ‘Redwood’ Category
Desk 2 is a 10′ x 38″ x 3″ historic old redwood burl paired with our sand-cast aluminum ‘Wishbone’ legs.
The top is finished with natural oil and wax and the legs are hard anodized clear. Both Wishbone castings are installed flush with the underside of the slab using countersunk, stainless-steel machine screws.
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A LA CARTE02/22/13
Our friends Estelle and Sean did a terrific job of designing and refurbishing their new place in the Dundas West area of Toronto. Proof again that with time and patience, homeowners can do something special with a realistic budget. We collaborated with the pair on a few a-la-cart pieces that give recognizable brands a bit of a personal touch.
Image 1: Historic redwood burl coffee table top paired with classic hair pin legs from Lunar Lounge Design.
Images 2 + 3: Solid black walnut island surface fastened to a standard base from the IKEA kitchen line.
Image 4: Solid black walnut shelves supported by four of our custom stainless steel side-mount bracket sets.
Image 5: Reclaimed, white-oak bench seat atop two signature low-table legs from the Eames Collection.
Photos courtesy Module Media
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The Oyster Road Case02/08/12
On December 20th, we posted the CNC mill update for the Oyster Road Case. Since then, we have completed the project and delivered it to the Neptuno Oysters! This piece provided us with a fantastic learning experience while we worked to resolve the many issues that arise when combining such old material with newer methods of fabrication and form making. We extend our most sincere thanks to our collaborators Studio Kimiis for working with us on this vision. And of course to Neptuno, for their support and patronage.
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On November 30th, we posted our schematic proposal for the Oyster Road Case. Since then, we have developed a working parametric form with our collaborators Studio Kimiis. Following the completion of a foam prototype we CNC – milled the design onto a piece of 2500-4000 year-old redwood burl (see video below). This is the first time that we have applied digital tooling methods to antique material and we are very happy with how the two complement each other. Over the next few weeks we will treat and finish the wood; install the stainless steel hardware and then deliver the case to the Neptuno Oysters. Stay tuned for images of the finished product.
We recently won a commission to design and build a portable oyster display for Neptuno Oysters - a new private event catering company in Toronto. Our proposal pairs the latest in digital design and fabrication technology with material that dates back a few millennia.
We are working in collaboration with Kimiis to create a computerized ‘script’ that will inform the overall shape of the piece. Programming is useful because it allows us to account for a variety of performances that we wish to achieve. For example, we want to create a surface that is based on natural glaciation patterns, but that also accounts for the exact number of units that the client intends to display. It will also allow us to determine the slope required for melted ice to drain without pooling on the surface.
Once the design phase is complete we will use a 3-axis CNC machine to mill a working prototype and then the final product for use. Over the next few weeks we will post updates with developments.
*The schematic diagrams below are representational
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Redwood Arrives at Stacklab10/25/11
Back in June we took a trip down to the Ukiah Valley in California to source old-growth redwood for use in our studio. The shipment has arrived and we’re very excited to start working with it. The incredible 17 foot slabs and large burls we received were salvaged during the dismantling of the largest and oldest redwood mill in the world. They were found in and around the massive log pond that was used in the last century to transport the giant logs from the surrounding forests to the mill. The logs processed by the mill were the largest redwood logs ever milled by man and measured up to 22 feet across. It took over 19 months to disassemble the three acre, three storey redwood framed building including all the machinery, and yielded approximately 4 million feet of virgin old redwood and several hundred thousand feet of virgin douglas fir.
The reclaimed logs we received are certified through the Forest Stewardship Council as FSC Recycled material, and are called “buckskins”, because they had some form of sizing or growth defect that dubbed them unusable for standard timber applications at that time. Carbon dating of the material has revealed it to be 2500 to 4000 years old!
Here are a few photos of the huge redwood logs and burls from the trip. We currently have a number of slabs at the studio. A few will be used for prototyping new concepts we’re developing, and a few will be used for custom client projects. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.