Year 12 student outcome: Carved wooden headboard
In year 12 students find their own issue from a given context for their technology projects.
My client has a boring blank white wall above her bed and would like something appealing to cover the space. I decided to create a headboard that is carved wood and incorporates an item of hers.Emma Thorburn
- Emma made the bedhead from yakka, donated by a neighbour, and the leaves from copper that had been treated with lemon, salt, sea water, and vinegar to achieve verdigris (a green pigment on copper).
- She tested the designs using drawing, CAD, and made a miniature model of the bedhead.
- Finishes were trialled on samples of the wood.
- The mentor for the school whakairo course coached Emma in carving.
- The headboard was carved, sanded, and then six coats of polish were applied. The bedhead was polished using a mix of polyurethane, Briwax, and turpentine.
- Emma attached the headboard to the legs using screws and aliphatic glue. She attached it to the bed using the adjustable bolts supplied with the bed.
- The 5000 likes on the school’s Facebook page gave valuable feedback on the quality of the outcome.
|AS91354 2.1||Undertake brief development to address an issue|
|AS91355 2.2||Select and use planning tools to manage the development of an outcome|
|AS91356 2.3||Develop a conceptual design for an outcome|
Demonstrate understanding of the role of material evaluation
in product development