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The Manhattan Desk: After 7 Weeks, I Finally Completed My Dream Project
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DIY, Furniture Design6 years ago

The Manhattan Desk: After 7 Weeks, I Finally Completed My Dream Project

It has been a dream for me to create a replica of Manhattan since I was in design school (although it is not really the whole Manhattan, since I have to decide where to stop or the desk would be too big to build).

It is about 7 weeks of work for this desk, excluding many many hours of designing.

Material: glow in the dark filament; abrasion resistant; acrylic; plywood. 30″ by 60″ by 32″. Material logic: the clear acrylic legs mimic the fallen Twin Towers; the corner four LED lights will forever shine into the night. The laser cut plywood with burn edges represent the earth and the clear acrylic symbolizes the lightness of the water. Methods: 3D printing, and larger laser cutting.

Top view

Wall street with LED light on

Glow in the dark effect

Looking north

LED effect

Looking from south to north

Glow in the dark effect

Looking north

With LED lighting underneath Manhattan and four LED lights on the four corners

Financial district

Midtown

Wall street

Making-of

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MadisonHelmick
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very beautiful. I'm glad that you were able to finish and share your amazing piece!

KatinkaMin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congrats! Great project! But here comes the practical voice: Maybe encase it completely? Because dusting this must be hell.

John Bryson
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey Troy, I'm making a Seattle desk inspired by your build...can we talk? -John

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MadisonHelmick
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very beautiful. I'm glad that you were able to finish and share your amazing piece!

KatinkaMin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congrats! Great project! But here comes the practical voice: Maybe encase it completely? Because dusting this must be hell.

John Bryson
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey Troy, I'm making a Seattle desk inspired by your build...can we talk? -John

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