Background

Flat-pack DIY furniture is often very complicated to assemble, made of cheap materials (such as particle board), and requires lots of hardware and tools to be put together.

Outcome

Inspired by clamp lid and Weck canning jars from Crate and Barrel, the Clip Table is a furniture design exploring compression and tension connection methods, without needing any tools or hardware to be assembled or disassembled.

Materials: Hand-routed birch plywood, turned and tapered ash legs, and bent sheet steel. 
Process Below—

Inspiration board of canning mechanisms using compression and tension, as well as other ready-to-assemble furniture design connection methods. 
Prototyping clamp designs
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