Saw-your-own plywood furniture

Furniture & Lighting
Saw-your-own plywood furniture

Via Dezeen, Swedish designer PÃ¥l Rodenius prints the patterns for multiple items of furniture on sheets of plywood, and you simply saw out the parts you need.

I have been inspired by the Do It Yourself movement. DIY builds on the creativity of the individual, one’s capacity for initiative and one’s desire to realize one’s ideas. I have been inspired by sheets of pattern paper used in the manufacture of clothing, and my line of furniture is based on two‐dimensional patterns of furniture. The sections of the pieces of furniture are printed on and relate to a standard sheet of plywood.

In my project I provide tools for luring forth people’s ability to create and take their own initiatives. The project is aimed at those who are experienced in making furniture themselves and also those who have no experience at all. My intention is to encourage individual creativity and to communicate the idea that it is easy to create furniture.

2 thoughts on “Saw-your-own plywood furniture

  1. mostlyDigital says:

    nice idea but I like to buy buy plywood from local sources. Large quantities are shipped in bulk minimizing cost and environmental impact.

    If I have to order a single sheet (or two) of plywood that’s going to incur all sorts of drop shipping trans-shipping and distribution issues.

    How about making the patterns available on paper? Digital files are fine for anyone who has a digital projector.

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