This week, I focus on experimenting with metal since I never used it before and the material is really beautiful and attractive to me. Inspired by paper folding, I decided to make 3D structure from a single 2D rectangle metal sheet. Then use wood as an assistance material to make the structure functional.
I started with this thin alum sheet. My first plan was to drill small holes on the sheet and then use machine to cut the lines.
After asking different people, I found it maybe dangerous to cut metal with blades for wood. So I end up with using chisel and hammer to cut the lines by my hands. It’s not that easy but I don’t want to take any risks with safety this time.
The lines were not as smooth as I expected but I got it.
I bended the alum sheet to get the basic structure.
Then did the details.
I cut the wood pieces.
Pre-drilled small holes first and then drilled the screws.
Finally, I have my 2d-3d shelf.
In fact, after I finished the metal part, I found the structure was beautiful with unexpected interesting shadows. It could be used for many other functions. Here are some photos of it.