Thursday, October 28, 2010

School sucks...

You know that saying "If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all"?? That seems to be my motto for this semester at school...

I originally ordered a case of 10 sheets of 30"x40" corrugated cardboard sheets before my classes began, as it was on the supplies list for one class. A few weeks back, I asked about the 4'x8' sheets of corrugated that were being used for this chair design project (that were also on the supply list), and that I couldn't find them. I was told that I could use any size boards. So I ordered more of the 30"x40", thinking that the 10 sheets already on the list were for something else. Well, they weren't, and they were put there as an alternative to the 4'x8' sheets, but nothing was said to that effect. so now I had a ton of corrugated cardboard sheets.

Today, I started doing my cutting and assembling of my chair design, only to discover that my original design couldn't be accomplished with the smaller 30"x40" corrugated sheets that I had. So I had to modify the design. After cutting several of my sheets with my new modified design, I came to the realization that my seat was only about 14" off the floor... how I didn't realize it earlier is beyond me, but I digress...

So I set about modifying my design yet again. Not an issue, as I have all this extra corrugated board to use. I finished off the first box, the original 10 sheets that I ordered before class, having cut most of them up during my first two failed design tries. So I grabbed the second box that I ordered, which I didn't open when it arrived because I knew what it was.

Well, I opened that box, and... the sheets are warped. ALL of them. So now, I have to either a) find a place tomorrow that has corrugated cardboard sheets within traveling distance, as ordering more online is not really an option or b) just try to straighten these as best as possible and create my design the best I can.Ugh, I can't wait till this semester is over.