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Lin Yunhan


    A table that stands up

    Collaboration with Valentin Ribi

A frame, a gate, a table, a screen - with the help of these different constructions, I strengthened my understanding of traditional wood craft methods from China and Switzerland in a practical way during the process of this handwork. 

The table gets its stability by forming triangles. The length of the rods must be adjusted so that triangles can form when the table is in place, but the struts can be neatly folded together when the partition is in place. The positions of the nodes were determined by these dependencies. These were also drilled afterwards in the manufacturing process to accommodate any tolerances. Because of the more complicated overlaps, additional recesses had to be made in the main beams. The table or movable wall panels are soft enough to hang plans on them with rice nails. In addition, they give the whole construction a certain stability. The feet are glued in the best way, namely over a large area in the direction of the grain. Their angle changes with the condition, which is why the tips of the feet are rounded. The struts take up the angles of the feet again and lead not only to more stability but also to a harmonious picture.