I set out to blend the use of digital technology with craftsmanship making, contrasting the use of the CNC routered surface against a crafted wooden frame. I highlighted the traditional workmanship required to construct the frame by using brass spacers to raise the top surface, and give the appearance of a floating table top.
My other objective was to highlight an original use of the CNC router which involved the use of the sound-waves produced by the router itself. I accomplished this by recording the machinery whilst it cut components for a prototype, I then converted the sound waves into an image, which enabled me to transfer the data into a detailed drawing that the CNC could follow accurately. This sound wave detail would be impossible to achieve through traditional hand making.
I feel I have succeeded in creating a piece of furniture that moves beyond the limitations of the handmade and simultaneously embraces the opportunity to combine physical craftsmanship with digital making.