People typically associate open-source design with computer software, but in recent years many hobbyists and professional craftsmen have started to apply the principles of open design to furniture as well. CNC routers and laser cutters have made it possible for people from all across the globe to share different furniture designs with others, who can then use the design information to create their own furniture while putting their own unique spin on the pieces. Here are just a few of the really cool open-source CNC furniture designs you can find online.
The Layer Chair
Do you want to create formal chairs for your home that don’t feel so stuffy? Jens Dyvik created the Layer Chair, and through open design, it has morphed into a wide range of different chairs that all stem from the same basic structure. Depending on your specific needs, you can customize this chair to make it your own.
The Italic Shelf was created by Ronen Kadushin, who has been practicing open design for more than a decade now. It is an open shelving system that can be put together in a variety of different ways to alter the shape and look of the shelves themselves. It might look a bit unsteady, but Kadushin incorporated a “controlled collapse” structure into it that keeps it as strong and as stable as more conventional shelving systems.
Ultimate CNC Cut Height Adjustable Desk
Did you know that most standing desks use the same base with different tops on them? Tyler Cooper figured this out and came up with a way to customize his own sit/stand desk that is unlike most of the adjustable desks you’ve seen.
Want to check out other open design furniture concepts? Check out the complete list from Makezine here! CNC Masters also has you covered if you want to take an open source design and make it your own. We offer CNC milling machines and lathes that are ideal for these projects and many more. Contact us at 626-962-9300 to learn more today.