Julia’s Christmas tree

SOFTWARE | MATERIALS

  • AutoCAD
  • 4 mm birch plywood
  • White cotton threads
  • White spray paint
  • Christmas decorations

MACHINE:

Laser cutting machine, Raylogic AS-1290C

ASSIGNMENT:

Create anything for Christmas.

DESIGN:

I wanted to create something light, stylish and huge. After brainstorming, I decided to create a Christmas tree which would allow other students to hang their decorations. The only way to get the biggest tree from 76×76 sheet of plywood was to combine different layers of circles with threads and hang them to the ceiling.

First stage was sketching:

Then I draw a model in Autocad. Multiple number of holes enable to connect the layers and to have space to hang the decorations. The model was 74×74 cm, with nine circles one in another.

ASSEMBLING:

I was thinking of making the tree gold or silver, but ended up painting it white using the white spray paint: After an hour the spray became dry, so I started to asseble the tree. In order to make the tree higher, I made 3 different types of threads: 30, 40 and 50 cm.   Finally, I decorated the tree with red and silver toys:   Tadaa:     Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope, you got inspired by my tree.  

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