Skeletal Construction Techniques

By April 18, 2015Uncategorized

How do you build a 12′ tall installation that is safe, can be disassembled with minimal effort, does not cost and arm and a leg to fabricate, and does not weight a ton? good question. The answer is skeletal construction. It’s not a new idea ( think Zeppelin ), but on that I have been fascinated with for along time.  On it’s own, plywood is pretty flimsy, but in the right configuration, it can be stronger than steel. Furthermore, it can be easy and cheaply cut  using a CNC router. Here is a 3D printed armature of the structure I designed for the 12′ glowing liquor bottle that will be featured in an upcoming installation.