Trays & Containers: digital fabrication – W0709-19

Date: Jul 15 - 19, 2019

Skill Level(s): II i

Instructor(s): Byron Conn

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

CAD drawing experience required.


Design and create experimental and unique wooden trays and containers using the CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) router in combination with traditional woodworking techniques. Experiment with creating and designing forms and textures along with functionality and ergonomics.

Media & Techniques:

Students create pieces using both CNC fabrication and traditional woodworking. Projects vary in material from solid wood to sheet goods. In the beginning of the week, drawings are completed in Fusion 360. Upon completion, objects are fabricated and assembled using necessary equipment.


Demonstrations are given on the CNC, as well as on traditional woodworking equipment. Students are introduced to the capabilities of CAD Drawing and the CNC, which then design and fabricate a tray or tabletop object. There will be presentations, design discussions and demonstrations on how to craft wooden trays and containers.


Byron Conn is a furniture designer and educator who specializes in the intersection of digital and traditional making techniques. The unique traces of each method are used to accentuate the strength, beauty and versatility of materials. All products and services of Byron Conn Design focus on honesty in design, materials and process.


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