2/24/11 Fabrication Day 6
Day 6 Fab Team: Bexx, Brian, and me (Mike)! We met with a representative from Hafele (cabinet accessory company) at the Thayer Street shop to talk about our different lighting options. My goal is to have lighting be as flexible as possible, which makes our 28 light system a bit complex (but not hopelessly so!). There will be one master switch that turns the power on or off. Each light (some in...
2/23/11 Fabrication Day 5: cut, cut, cut!
Weds Fab Team: Hester, Brian, and me (Mike)! We started off by going through the plans, piece by piece and developing a cut list for all the wood for the diagonal spanning partitions. Hester and I developed a little system for keeping all the cut pieces organized. They are numbered, labelled, and some were later mitered. Cut list broken down into each vertical span. Hester and Brian...
2/22/11 Fabrication Day 4
Tues Fab Team: Dan, Brian, and me (Mike)! Tuesday we started by un-clamping the panels that we had glued together. The back panels are glued together in pairs. The pairs will be fastened together onsite in the library with tight joints, the nifty contraptions below. We are not gluing all the back panels together in the shop because as one solid whole, it would be too massive to transport and...
Div III Digital Interface Proposal
D III Showcase Interface Proposal
2/21/11 Fabrication Day 3
Day 3 Fab Team: Spencer, Dan, Brian and Mike! After a lesson from Brian, Dan and Spencer got started on assembling the frame. The top of the main frame is 1.5 inches thick. It consists of 1/2” plywood, a 1/2” gap, and 1/2 inch plywood. The gap in the middle of the two plies houses the wires and components for the lighting system. (Thursday we are meeting with a representative from...
2/17/11 Fabrication Day 2
Bexx, Brian, and I were the Thursday crew. We had a very productive session. On Wednesday we finished cutting all the pieces for the base storage area (in white). These long, horizontal cubbies store the extra shelves. Later we will be fabricating and installing the doors for these cubbies that will fold out and down. When closed, the storage cubby disappears entirely. We began on Thursday by...
2/16/11 Fabrication Day 1
Over the course of the next three to four weeks, we will be fabricating the Division III Multimedia Showcase at Thayer Street Associates in South Deerfield. With Brian (the shop manager), we have organized a collaborative build process in which we will fabricating the entire showcase with him in the Thayer Street studio. During the day the shop runs its normal projects, and in the evenings we...
The Div III Showcase received approval for funding from the Community Council on Development (COCD) at yesterday’s meeting (2-7-11)! Fabrication begins this upcoming Monday at Thayer Street Associates. The blog will be updated nightly with photos of the fabrication process. Stay tuned!
budget information. approved by the COCD!
Div III Showcase Project Update Booklet
These booklets document the evolution of the Div III Showcase project and provide a concise history of Rehamping, our design work, and the community-based processes that we implement.