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Do-It-Yourself Furniture From Downloadable Plans

4/28/2014 2:36:00 PM

Tags: DIY, Furniture, Alec Weaver

Filson and Rohrbacher’s AtFAB line of do-it-yourself furniture allows anyone with access to a CNC (computer numerical control fabrication) machine to build stylish, modern pieces.

You can select and download a pattern via the AtFAB website, then cut the separate components from any flat material with the use of a CNC machine. After the different pieces have been cut, construction of your new piece of AtFAB furniture is as easy as sliding the interlocking pieces into place and securing them with a handful of hardware.

Patterns for each piece are optimized to create as many components as possible from a single sheet of raw material, and fall under the creative-commons license. The company explains that the entirely digital process "eliminates the energy-intensive waste of global shipping, dispenses with middlemen, and creates local manufacturing jobs."

Don’t have a CNC machine lying around the house? Filson and Rohrbacher has your back. The company suggests finding locations of public fabricators near you at 100kGarages as well as Fabhub.



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