Courses:

Arts and Architecture >> Interior Design


For Course Instructors

  • Advertise your course for free
  • Feature your course listing
  • Create course discussion group
  • Link to your course page
  • Increase student enrollment

More Info...>>


Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 4.296 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Furniture Making 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Architecture 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Christopher Dewart 
  • Course Introduction:
  •  


  • 4.296 Furniture Making



    Spring 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features an image gallery to highlight student projects and course demonstrations in the lecture notes section.


    Course Description


    Furniture making is in many ways like bridge building, connections holding posts apart with spans to support a deck. Many architects have tried their hand at furniture design, Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Aalto, Saarinen, Le Corbusier, and Gerhy.

    We will review the history of furniture making in America with a visit to the Decorative Arts Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and have Cambridge artist/craftsman Mitch Ryerson show us his work and talk about design process. Students will learn traditional woodworking techniques beginning with the use of hand tools, power tools and finally woodworking machines.

    Students will build a single piece of furniture of an original design that must support someone weighing 185 lbs. sitting on it 12 inches off the ground made primarily of wood. Students should expect to spend approximately 80 hours in the shop outside of class time.

    Preregistered architecture students will get first priority but first meeting attendance is mandatory. Twelve student maximum, no exceptions.



    Special Features




    Technical Requirements


    QuickTime®Player is required to run the .mov files found on this course site.

     

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
This course content is a redistribution of MIT Open Courses. Access to the course materials is free to all users.






© 2009-2018 HigherEdSpace.com, All Rights Reserved.
Higher Ed Space ® is a registered trademark of AmeriCareers LLC.