Ghazaleh Afrahi | Product Design

The Design

Simplicity and practicality are the key factors of this design. This lightweight bottle stand is suitable for almost any bottle size. In combination with its minimum waste of materials, this makes it a more practical, economical, and sustainable design.

The Project

The goal of this project was to develop a basic bottle stand with the use of primary methods and machinery to explore woodcutting techniques. During this project, various phases such as ideation, technical drawings, creating BOM, prototyping, testing, and assessment of the design and the function were completed. The model-making process started by cutting a block from a timber with an automatic crosscut saw. The block was then divided into smaller pieces with a band saw. Afterward, the two adjacent surfaces of the pieces were trimmed with a right angle between them by using a surface planer. The other two surfaces of the pieces were trimmed next with a thickness planer. Then, larger pieces that required an angled cut were prepared by using a panel saw with a sliding table, and the smaller pieces by using a band saw. Finally, the prepared pieces were attached to each other using dowel joints and a drill press.


Automatic Crosscut Saw, Band Saw, Surface Planer, Thickness Planer, Panel Saw with a Sliding Table, and Drill Press