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Hand assembled, finger jointed cubes with the computational ornamentation of space packing circles.

There are seven total cubes of varying size. Each cube is unique.

These cubes are made from the same sheet of hand selected 1/16” solid poplar hardwood. The wood is a light ash, with linear grain and minimal variation. The interior cuts of the circles reveal a dark brown color.

I hand assemble each cube from six laser cut box jointed faces. The precision tooth geometry of each face of the cube is computed given the desired cube size and properties of the material being used. They literally snap together.

A minimal amount of water soluble glue is applied to strengthen the construction.

The exterior of each cube is delicately hand sanded to a fine finish. I take great effort to remove all laser cutting residue, exposing the full beauty of the wood grain. The wood is left raw. No chemical treatments of any kind are used.

The cubes are light to the touch and delicate to hold. Using little material to create their spacious form, they seem to float above your hand.

The generative circle pattern is simple but intriguing. Small circles are instantiated and randomly positioned. They grow until just bumping into another circle or the face edge. This process continues for each face until there is no longer room for more circles.

I wrote the computer program that generates these patterns. I am the sole operator in the studio and personally create each object, from material selection to lasers & smoke to fine finishing. I’ll even be packaging this order with my personal thanks.


Size and Specifications
Quantity
7 cubes
Side Length*
Largest Cube 2 3/16” (55mm)
Smallest Cube 1” (25mm)
Weight
1 oz (28 grams)

*Please take note of these dimensions! High resolution macro photos, like the ones presented in this listing, almost always make an object look larger than it is.

Cube sets in other materials, sizes, and configurations are available in my shop.

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Jared Tarbell

7 Holey Cubes in Poplar

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, maple, code
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 20 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people