Rotational Coat Rack, 2021.
In the concept for the design, I attempted to create a minimalist look that can do more than imagined at first glance. I first developed an idea for a coat rack by using two rectangles, one inserted into the other. I, then, moved into an idea of rotation and wanting the interior rectangle to be able to rotate within the exterior rectangle. I measured all the parts to ensure that the inner rectangle would be able to rotate in reality. I added a base for pure structural reasons in order to keep the coat rack stable.
I used wooden dowels inserted between the inner and outer rectangle for rotation purposes. My brother drilled a center hole into all four of the shorter wooden pieces after I had aligned them all together to make sure the holes stood in a vertical straight line.
After screwing together all of the pieces of both rectangles and aligning the dowels to each other, we finally added the structural base to stabilize the coat rack so that it can stay firm with even more than ten pounds of weight resting on it.
Each connection is put together with screws to tightly connect every piece of wood to each other. Each connection in the two rectangles are comprised of only one screw. The connections that connect the larger rectangle to the structural base of the project required multiple screws to connect each wood piece to each other to ensure the coat rack does not wiggle when it rotates or has weight added to it. I tested the coat rack under a fifteen pounds of coats to ensure stability.