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Design for CNC by Anne Filson, Anna Kaziunas France, Gary Rohrbacher

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Chapter 4. Getting Started with Design

This chapter introduces the many kinds of thinking involved in the design process, by taking you through the steps of designing a very simple bench with AtFAB joinery. While showing key steps and decisions in a design process, this exercise will also familiarize you with how to work within AtFAB’s organized system of joinery, structures, programs, and assemblies. AtFAB was always intended as a starting point for design, which we or anyone could take further. After completing the bench, you’ll have the skills to modify the projects in this book and enough knowledge to start designing completely new pieces that suit your own needs.

When we designed each new piece of AtFAB furniture, we didn’t literally start ...

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