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Life--size wine rack folding diagram wanted and needed

PostPosted: July 27th, 2006, 2:35 pm
by SturlaGudmundsdottir
Dearest everybody,

The time is ripe for origami to become functionalistic. I reckon it would be pretty sweet to be able to fold your own life size furniture.

Does anyone know of a working wine rack folding diagram? I need a place to put my bottles of wine.

What do YOU think about that, huh?

Thanks you kindlys.

PostPosted: July 27th, 2006, 4:05 pm
by Cupcake
A wine rack? :-k To do that, you'd need a pretty big piece of paper... and no, I have never heard of an origami wine rack... perhaps you could design one? :D

PostPosted: July 27th, 2006, 4:08 pm
by theorigamist
I like functional origami, too. But I would be careful doing something like a wine rack. Even if you finish it with something to make it sturdy, the weight of wine bottles will probably destroy it after not too long.

PostPosted: July 27th, 2006, 7:18 pm
by paperz
It can be done....but with cardboard of course! Have a look at this has a futon bed made with 7mm thick cardboard.....the storage compartments holding some personal items is very innovative. You could certainly make a wine rack with the same idea :wink:

@ paperz

PostPosted: July 28th, 2006, 10:05 pm
by SturlaGudmundsdottir
That bed you link to absolutely the sweetest thing imaginable -- an absolutely stunning creation. Lotsa love from Sturla, lotsa!!

I'm gonna do the bed instead, it's way cooler.

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro!"

PostPosted: July 29th, 2006, 1:23 am
by wolf
At this point, I can't resist pointing out the cardboard house:

Granted, it's not exactly origami, but perhaps it's possible to fold one up. :)

PostPosted: July 29th, 2006, 7:25 pm
by mastermattdude
If you look into it, the cost of one is 35,000$! :lol:

PostPosted: July 30th, 2006, 2:29 am
by Friet
Cost of materials. 30 dollars
Labor. 10 dollars

Price of bed. 35.000 dollars.

makes sense :D

PostPosted: July 30th, 2006, 2:56 am
by origamimasterjared
But it's a HOUSE. :D

PostPosted: July 30th, 2006, 10:00 am
by TheRealChris
there's a german company that sells furniture made from paper (crincled cardboard to be more specific). they are also selling beds and tables and stuff at resonable prices:

here are their products:

they could surely make a wine rack out of cardboard (they even have a working sex-proofed bed :) )

Sweeet links!

PostPosted: July 31st, 2006, 11:06 pm
by SturlaGudmundsdottir
The links you guys throw around in here are absolutely great and very inspiring. Especially the German design firm specializing in affordable cardboard furniture, is something I intend to look closer into and eventually buy the bed avalible at a ridicoulus 70€.

Keep 'em coming and take care,

PostPosted: August 1st, 2006, 1:10 am
by wolf
Alternatively, you could try and get hold of Momotani's Doll's House with Origami, and fold everything from large cardboard.

PostPosted: August 15th, 2006, 4:01 pm
by renlang
uhm i hav an IDEA, but not a diagram. heres what i think should work: two cardboard slim pieces upright with slits in it. like this:


... except the carbboard sides are straight, and the ">" means nothing. so like, before you put the wine on the racks, you should double reinforce it. around 1 inch under each shelf you should slide another cardboard under it. approx. cost for all items: 10$

my equation is thinking of the cost of sci. project boards, so each is around 4$. each SP Board is around 4 slabs of cardboard when cut. the length-wise cardboard would be different, but still its a working plan. not very stable, but it'll keep the wine together.

cheap isnt it? not pro work but it should be goood!!!

PostPosted: August 15th, 2006, 4:28 pm
by hermanntrude
cardboard sonobe modules. very easy :D