Introduction: Laser Cut Wooden Basket
This idea came from an observation: Laser cut material is not always used in a rational way. The worst case scenario is when a Fablab user wants a frame so he cuts the frame and throw away the center. In this project 100% of the material is used.
This project could have been named "2D to 3D" because I explored how flat material can be turned into an object with volume.
Step 1: Cut the Pattern
Download the file and cut it with a laser cutter. I used plywood 3mm.
Step 2: Gluing
Add wood glue on the corners and pile the parts starting from the bigger one. Tilt the added part just enough to line the corner up with the the previous edge. When all the parts are positioned, put something heavy on top of it.
Step 3: Variant
If you cut two of them with an offset of half the step:
You can pile them up without tilt and make a pyramidal basket.
You can experiment with all sorts of shapes!
Participated in the
Sculpt & Carve Challenge