Designing for twice as much utility with a transformable design: a coffee table that transforms into a full dining table.
Roles: concept design, CNC tool path design, fabrication, construction, photography
This is a transformable table I designed while learning how to use CNC mill on the Shopbot. In designing it, I was learning to translate a 3d design into toolpaths, using the CNC to machine parts precisely, and testing the thresholds of machine ready parts vs. the process of post-processing and assembling.
I learned these processes through custom designing and making a coffee table that could transform into a larger dining table. With a combination of Rhino and Solidworks, I designed a table that extends in both length and height with the use of two sets of hinges. A big part of the design process was making sure that the tolerances and clearances for both sets of legs were correct.