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GAMING EQUIPMENT STORAGE - PRODUCT ANALYSIS
V. Ryan © 2014
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|All your video games and other games equipment can be stored in this unit. The four shelves will hold a large number of games DVDs. The wire shelves on each side of the controllers to be stored and on show. The computer units / consoles are placed at the bottom of the storage unit, as they are the heaviest.|
Name suitable materials, that would be suitable for the manufacture the gaming equipment storage unit shown above. Explain your selection.
|The storage unit is manufactured from MDF. This has been sealed with specific MDF liquid sealer. After drying, the MDF has been professionally spray painted, giving a smooth gloss finish. The unit is available in a range of colours. MDF is cheap and can be cut, shaped and finished relatively easily. The various parts are joined together with dowels and PVA glue. Each shelf is also secured by additional screws. The storage system arrives to the customer flat packed, ready for construction.|
STRENGTH AND STABILITY:
Does the storage unit look strong? Likely to last many years / decades? Explain your answer.
|Once glued together, the unit is quite strong, although if it is knocked over, the joints may come apart or be damaged. With normal use, the storage unit just last for many years. Although tall, if the unit is placed against a wall, it should be stable and unlikely to be knocked over.|
AESTHETICS AND STYLE:
What do think of the way the storage unit looks?
|The storage unit is plain and functional. It could be said to be modernist in style, although I think it’s design has been driven by ‘reducing costs’, rather than basing it on a design movement. It is available in a range of colours, to suit customer requirements. This would fit into a corner of a room easily, rather than being a centre piece.|
Describe all the functions of the storage unit.
|A functional rather than aesthetically pleasing design. It comfortably holds a range of DVD games, consoles and controllers. All the equipment is easy to see and to access. An efficient storage system.|
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