I’ve been toying with the idea of room dividers for a while now. I don’t exactly have use for one, but I think they look neat and it’s basically a blank canvas. Drawing inspiration from my Clockwork Boxes, I decided that a gear motif would best suit the makerspace, thus giving me a new use for the piece: as a backdrop at events we participate in such as Art Jamboree and the various Maker Faires.
The actual screens were cut out with a large-scale CNC router, while the frame was ripped from 2×4’s, with a dado groove down the center for the screen to slip into. Thanks, Jason H.!!
Assembly went well, although there were a few hiccups. The drill bit wasn’t long enough, so some minor splitting occurred at a couple of spots. The frame was slightly warped and so needed to be clamped and glued before being screwed together.
After allowing the paint to dry overnight, myself, Matt W., and Jason H. assembled this thing just prior to heading to the Art Jamboree at the Hilton in Milwaukee.
EDIT: I’ve just entered this into the Furniture Contest that Instructables is running. Click the link. Vote. Be thanked. :)
So which CBC router did you use? Not the one the space had right?
Nope. Jason H. had access to a 4×8′ one. Hopefully we’ll get one of those for the ‘Space soon….
That can’t be a Makerspace– it’s way too clean.
The top pic was taken at the Hilton during the Art Jamboree. As for the bottom pic…well, we’ll see how clean it is after our first official meeting tomorrow. :)
I saw this one in person and It is really impressive with the complexity of the gears, the perfect shapes, and the random alignment. But it may be a little distracting to display 2-d pieces on it. The viewers eye will be lead back to those really cool gears again and again. Try it and see what you think. Aside: using some translucent paper, like rice paper, as a layer over all or some of the negative spaces may soften the gear effect if you want it to be more “screening”. Second aside: peek-a-boo. I see the third person waay in the back.
As for being distracting, most of the art events have rather subdued lighting. I figure the earthy tones will melt into the background.
It is soo amazing i Must have it i will pay whatever you want.?
If you’re serious, I’ll be sending you an email.
The A Clockwork…Room Divider. Can you make another one of these if you sold the other one?