This course introduces students to fundamental material properties and skills relevant to furniture design and construction in solid timber. Topics introduced include characteristics of wood grain and movement, design considerations for solid timber, and appropriate methods for organic shaping, rectilinear joinery, assembly and finishing. Students will work both during and outside of class to design and build a series of small projects utilizing both hand tools and machines, developing design skills, material awareness and technical capabilities. The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Utilize skills relevant to furniture in response to course projects;
- Explore solid timber and finishing material/s used in course projects;
- Recognize relationships between concept and processes in woodworking as it relates to furniture;
- Identify historical and theoretical contexts relevant to course projects
- Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 — 4] (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- and Documentation (20%). [LOs 1, 3, 4] (20) [LO 1,3,4]
- Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress. (null) [LO null]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2311||19 Feb 2024||26 Feb 2024||31 Mar 2024||24 May 2024||In Person||N/A|