See-through Furniture?

See-through Furniture?

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Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 2.59.01 PMGizmodo posted this morning about a new “transparent wood” that is ready for mass production, developed at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The post notes that it can be veneered into panels strong enough for construction purpose; it’s a nifty thought to replace windows with walls that let in light…but what about for making furniture?

While I can see making a bookcase or other display-type piece out of panels that one can peer through, much of what I build is specifically designed to hide stuff (I’m a terrible housekeeper…everything is a junk drawer of sorts).

But for you neatniks: Is this cool? What kind of furniture might you make from it?

Read the Gizomodo post here.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • Bill J

    How wou determine the grain direction? Wouldn’t this be important?

  • tpobrienjr

    Actually, this anti-veneer is made of antimatter. There’s a Huge Amount of it somewhere. Probably in my dust collector.

  • mbholden

    The emperor’s new furniture, perhaps?

  • karlpinturr

    Check the date…

    • karlpinturr

      Remember, any given day does not start at the same moment for every country in the world…

      And what would be the point of veneering it into a panel? – All you’d see through it would be the substrate.

  • pmac

    Are you sure you’re not a day early with this post?

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      might have been.

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