Peculiar Plant Stand with granite and living hinges (Laser Thurs Project)

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#1

I’m mildly obsessed with living hinges (turning plywood into a rubbery-yet-durable thing is magical).

I designer we worked with got me an air plant for Christmas and I felt it was pretty enough to deserve a stand. My original thought was to create a cylinder with an engraved granite circle as the top. @madebynick suggested having a hook come off the side, so I added that in. The hook has a slightly “Tim Burton” vibe, which I kind of like, but I’d probably aim classier if I were to do it again. My ability to make pretty curves is no match for the mighty @Shell.

Still unsure of whether I should stain the wood-- it’d lower the contrast but also make it feel more “finished”.

I’ve got some black marbles coming to put in the glass thinger under the plant, which I think will be neat too!


#2

Holy smokes! It’s gorgeous!


#3

Whoa. That’s awesome!


#4

Well, that’s flipping amazing!!! Wow. Was it difficult to get the living hinge so round? Would love to see different angles.


#5

Awesome! Any walk through photos?


#6

Great work. I can see the improvements in the GF with these latest projects.


#7

Very nice!
I really like the idea of building structure and fully 3D shapes from wrapped/folded wood.


#8

I thought Tim Burton, too, when I first saw it. Nice!


#9

That’s beautiful @Tony ! The living hinges aren’t just functional, they give a really nice pattern to the base that would be missing if it were a solid texture.

That actually gives me a good idea to use living hinges for other plant ideas, like baskets where you want to retain soil but still allow water drainage.


#10

Love it. Any chance of a closer-up on the engraved rock? I’m interested to see what kind of rock it is as it appears to have taken the engraving well.


#11

This is spectacular! I too would love to see some other angles though, having trouble figuring out how the hook is made from just the one 2D view!


#12

Speechless! Just…wow!


#13

That is some fine kerf there and excellent material to do such a curve. Nice design and execution. Good design. Wonder how a mirror too would work. Excellent idea for a display of some small object.


#14

Nice work. Very impressive.


#15

Nice! Btw do you already have a glowforge?


#16

Tony’s our cofounder and chief product officer, so… yes. :slightly_smiling:


#17

Love the design. Any chance you could share the file so we could make one? Or add it to the future catalog?


#18

Beautiful work! Was the Glowforge used for the rock?


#19

It was - I think @Tony sourced that particular piece on the internet, but we’ve engraved black granite floor tile from Tiles-4-Less down the street just as nicely. :slight_smile:


#20

That’s really cool, Dan. I didn’t know that Glowforges can do stone at all. This will be quite an upgrade from my 2.8W home-built setup. :slight_smile: