Geoform Foot Stool

Justin Finkenaur

The objective of this project was to design and construct a foot stool using planar surfaces at right angles in a well balanced composition. The foot stool is considered a geoform because of its additive geometric construction. The form is intended to exhibit rudimentary functionality, while maintaining a hierarchy of planar surfaces. I sketched various forms, generated quarter-scale models as well as a full-scale model, and eventually built the foot stool out of a 60 inch by 10 inch by 1 1/8 inch piece of poplar. I cut and shaped the poplar using machines such as a jointer, thickness planer, table saw and router.

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