After our discussion, as my role is to chose, design and research about the materials and furniture, I went ahead with the chosen display identity which we discussed as a group.
I had written up a list of the possible material’s we may need so far, luckily it isn’t a big list of things, due to the consideration that we have quite a small budget, but after taking into mind that we’ll (or I’ll ) need to work out the following:
- Studio spaces- 4 studios
- How much wood we’ll need?
- What kind of wood we’ll need to buy?
- How big or tall it will need to be?
- How will it work with in the space?
- How many suspending wooden structures will be in place in each studio?
- How will they be presented?
- How much tape will we need?
- Specific colours?
- Clips for hanging up the work?
- Push pins or any nails to help hand it in place?
As we’ve all decided that our wayfinding will probably be used with tape, and used as our guide to the different studios etc. I started to do a quick internet research of the tape that we’ll be able to obtain at a reasonable price.
In my opinion, as the tape will mostly be used in the halfway outside the studios, so the amount of tape we may need to this, will need to be between 1 and 2 meters long. Just in case, we want to consider it for both sides of the corridor.
Here are my findings for the tape so far:
Above, in the image, it shows the tape that would fit close to our decided colour scheme and would work out the cheapest so far.
I did say in my previous post, when discussing my ideas and plans for the material that plywood work out to be the cheapest and the probably the best wood to use in this situation– I took a trip to several stores: Homebase, B&Q and another DIY store, and I found that particular material to be too flimsy and thin. It wouldn’t be a very good idea to have that standing up on it’s own, especially as people will have to walk around it, it could probably fall down and cause too many accidents.
SO, the next choice of wood would probably have to be chip board OR MDF, as my next considerations.
Looking at their largest pieces of wood, on Homebase first, I would like to work out the next few steps. Cost and quantity.
I checked out chipboard, as this was one that I wasn’t so certain about at first. When I did resistant materials as a subject at both A level and GCSE, I had no experience with using this material. So, I wasn’t aware of what it would be like in it’s thickness, but as we also have this material in our loft, I was thinking that it may of been study enough, but as this was the only one they offered, the thickness doesn’t look as if it would be able to stand up sturdly, unless we attack some sort of feet to the bottom to support it up and make it balance.
However, MDF, after looking at the offers they had on one particular store, they’re pretty cheap.
Also, we could buy a pack of 4. That could save a lot of money, if you were to buy 5 lots of the pack of 4, for example.
That would work out to £210.
42 x 5= 210.
Thus, leaving with 540.
I’m still doing some more research in to all of the options we have and seeing what would be the most beneficial.