Furniture Design and Advanced Woodworking Processes

Furniture Design and Advanced Woodworking Processes
Designing several projects and building a significant piece of furniture. Topics include: current and past designers; surface decoration through coloring, texturing, pyrography; models, mock-ups, working drawings; bending, turning, advanced machining.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTEE 200
 TaughtWinter odd years
Course Outcomes

Course Outcomes - Level 1

Each candidate possesses a knowledge of and an ability to implement a contemporary technology and engineering education program based on all 20 of the Standards for Technological Literacy developed by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).

Course Outcomes - Level 2

  1. Explore furniture design and design and build a significant piece of furniture.
  2. Prepare a research report summarizing the life and key contributions of a furniture designer assigned/selected from the list provided and give a brief presentation (five minutes) to the class of your findings.

  3. Construct 6 sketch models of possible furniture pieces.

  4. Complete thumbnail design sketches of at least 24 pieces of furniture that could be appropriate to build in the class.

  5. Complete a working drawing which includes a 3-view orthographic projection drawn to an appropriate scale, and full scale details of all joints and connections of materials (including those containing hardware).

  6. If building a chair, a full-scale mock-up is required and will substitute for the primary views of the drawing requirement, full scale details of each joint or connection of materials is still required.

  7. Complete a cost estimate using the Estimating Sheet provided.

  8. Complete a plan of procedure detailing the sequence to be followed in building your furniture.

  9. Using a variety of surface decoration/manipulation techniques make three surface decoration swatches approximately 1/4" x 2" x 5".

  10. Design and make two full-scale, completely finished, functioning door or drawer pulls.