Monday, January 31, 2011


There is always a big discussion and some passive aggressive tension about what to do with the offcuts from the wood shop. Should the wood be kept in case we need to make packaging? Should it be burned to provide warmth and entertainment? Or should it be used to make something new?


What normally happens in our shop is that it sits around for long enough for everybody to get sick of tripping over it, then it's hauled out and ceremoniously burned around a campfire. This time however, we decided to do a little upcycling.


This wood was fashioned in this manner so that a light could be placed inside them. The veneer offcuts become solid pieces of wood during the day, and then lights at night.