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AS2 / A2 LEVEL QUESTIONS - 1

CONTEMPORARY WOOD/METAL CHAIR

V. Ryan 2007

 

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2a. Name the material used to manufacture each chair.

LAMINATED CONSTRUCTION VENEERS - BEECH

 

2b. Why is it a suitable material?
Refer to physical and mechanical properties in relation to function and manufacture.

 
   

Laminated wood is suitable because it can be formed into relatively complex shapes and forms. Complex shapes can even be achieved with one piece of laminated material. The natural wood gives the ideal finish to furniture such as chairs.
The steel chromed legs give the chair a contemporary look. The steel can be welded or brazed to give a strong and yet flexible frame.

   
2c. How has each chair been manufactured?
Thin construction veneers are used manufacture the seat. They can be steam treated first to make them more flexible or formed cold. A former is required and construction veneers are clamped in position
 

The steel is folded using a pipe bender. A spring is first place inside the tube to prevent it deforming.

The steel tube is either welded or brazed to form the completed legs.

     
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