Design Solutions - Fall 2013 - (Page 45)

The Shapes of Woodwork! AWI Chief Learning Officer a t some point in your life, you've probably asked or been asked this question: "Which did you like better in school, geometry or algebra?" After the standard response of, "I'm not good at math," the creative, artistic person will often admit that geometry was easier than algebra. As Educator Daniel R. Venebles writes: "Therein lies the distinction. The left hemisphere of the brain is dominant in the cognitive processes using logic, symbols and language. The right hemisphere of the brain deals with spatial, creative and musical processing. That is to say, algebra and geometry are processed in different hemispheres of the brain: algebra is a left-brain pursuit while geometry is right-brained. Of course, some of geometry requires leftbrain logic and some of algebra requires right-brain spatial/linguistic processing (as in the case of solving word problems). But on whole, doing algebra has more in common with writing an English paper than with doing a geometry problem - at least cognitively." Most of the readers of this magazine, involved as they are with architecture and design, will answer the same. Both on the office side of the door and on the shop side of the door, This article explores some of the shapes in which we machine and assemble wood and wood products - the geometry of our trade and craft. We all begin with lines, arcs, and points in space. The most common and most environmentally responsible joint in solid wood is a straight line, i.e., the gluing of smaller pieces of wood together to make a single, larger piece more suitable for the project at hand. Carefully selected for a blend of grain and color, pieces fall 2013 I design

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Design Solutions - Fall 2013

Design Solutions - Fall 2013
Lakeside Luxury
Station on Track
Classy Private Club
First-Rate Research
The Shapes of Woodwork
Product Showcase
AWI Manufacturing Membes
Ad Index
AWI Supplier Members

Design Solutions - Fall 2013