Mod Beam was my 1st place entry in the 2015 Mt. Baker Products furniture design competition. Participants were challenged to design and construct a piece of children’s furniture for a local organization using only a 4′ x 4′ x 3/4″ sheet of plywood.
I began with a visit to the client, Bellingham Cooperative School, to discover what they needed. The school expressed interest in a balance beam, and I went with it.
An efficient cut plan maximizes the beam length while minimizing wasted material.
Parts were cut with the Shopbot, glued together, sanded, and finished with tung oil and hand sanding.
MOD Beam is a modern, modular balance beam which comes apart for compact storage and is easy for kids to rearrange.
Kid tested and approved!