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Libby scoops 'The Furniture Makers' Company' Schools Design Award

Upper Sixth Student, Libby B was recently awarded a Furniture Makers’ Company Schools Design Award for her stunning Skyline coffee table.

 

Speaking about the architecturally inspired piece, Libby said:

“Having previously made the New York skyline puzzle I wanted to create a display case with a practical use as well. I decided to make a display coffee table.  I began by cutting 4 lengths of rock maple to create the base of the table; I then biscuit joined and glued them together. I added a mitred frame around the edge of the base. To increase mobility of the table due to its weight I added wheels. The skyline puzzle was the placed into the base and secured down, I measured and abraded the acrylic sheets to the required measurements taken from the base. I began placing the side panels into place and joining them together simultaneously so that the structure would hold and be perpendicular to the base without leaning after doing this I added the final top piece to complete the display coffee table project.”

 

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Speaking about Libby’s table, Mrs McEwan, Design and Technology Teacher, detailed her reasons for submitting the piece for the awards:

“I have selected Elizabeth Brook,s an A Level student, as worthy of this excellent book prize.  She is a logical and practical student who approaches tasks in a methodical fashion. I felt that her Display Coffee Table project was a highly unique and innovative idea. Thank you so much for sending the information in the first instance and encouraging young people into the Design Industry.”

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