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Principles of Furniture & Joinery Design. Semester 1 & 2. Principles of Furniture & Joinery Design. 10 ECT module Semester 1 = 50% 5 ECT 5 ECT aprox 100 learning hours Semester 1 Class contact 48hrs Independent Learning aprox. 52hrs No Final exam. Portfolio of coursework

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Principles of furniture joinery design

Principles of Furniture & Joinery Design

Semester

1 & 2

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Principles of furniture joinery design1

Principles of Furniture & Joinery Design

  • 10 ECT module

  • Semester 1 = 50% 5 ECT

  • 5 ECT aprox 100 learning hours

  • Semester 1

  • Class contact 48hrs

  • Independent Learning aprox. 52hrs

  • No Final exam.

  • Portfolio of coursework

  • Linked module :

  • Linked with Bespoke Machining Techniques & furniture 2

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Module aim

Module Aim

  • To provide the student with the tools and knowledge to design and create items to the description in a given brief.

  • To supply students with the theoretical information to manufacture furniture and joinery.

  • To familiarise students with the process of laminating, bending and shaping timber as required for furniture and joinery construction .

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Module aim cont

Module Aim (Cont.)

  • To ensure students recognise details of historical furniture and joinery and to understand the development of period furniture and joinery styles.

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciate the various stages of the design process.

  • Apply techniques, processes and methodologies for creating designs.

  • Recognise and sketch the features and characteristics of historical furniture and joinery.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical elements and their application as required in the construction of furniture and joinery

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Learning outcomes cont

Learning Outcomes: (Cont)

  • Display knowledge of the lamination, bending and shaping of component parts.

  • Construct veneered patterns.

  • Produce a materials list and costing for same.

  • Given a brief, produce a detailed report from designing through to the completion of the end product including a 10 min oral presentation

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Module content

Module Content:

  • Design Process; various methods used for design process

  • Creation; using creative thinking to create 3D designs, showcase them by freehand or CAD drawings

  • Understanding the limits of different materials and knowing the jointing used in various situations. Application of problem solving techniques, methods and processes.

  • Furniture / Joinery manufacturing theory.

  • Timber laminations, bending and shaping.

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Module content cont

Module Content: (Cont.)

  • Pattern veneering.

  • Furniture and joinery sizes.

  • History of furniture / Joinery

  • Communication .

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Course work assignment

Course-work: Assignment

  • Course-work: Assignment

  • Design an item of furniture or joinery given a brief/specification demonstrating an understanding of the module content.

  • Assignments will be issued to cover the areas outlined in the Module Content.

  • Complete a detailed project from a given brief

  • Evidence of a depth of understanding of areas of theory relevant to the development of the project

  • Oral Presentation 10 minute

Jennifer Byrne 2013


Course work assignment1

Course-work: Assignment

  • Course-work: Assignment

  • Design a games table to incorporate the Chess box made in semester 1 of the Bespoke Mach. Tech. & Furn. 2 module.

  • Supply evidence of a depth of understanding of areas of theory relevant to the development of the project.

  • Supply materials list, cutting list, work schedule, sequence of events sketches and working drawings of table.

  • Oral Presentation 10 minute

Jennifer Byrne 2013


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