This is a remake of a cantilevered bookshelf I made few years ago. The concept is the same as the previous version, however I've simplified the design and eliminated any kind of connection pieces between the counter weight and the steel plate. Essentially, this bookshelf can be made with one precast concrete counter weight, one structural steel channel, and one custom piece of sheet steel slotted down the middle to accommodate and adjustable bookend (not shown) to stop the books from toppling over as they are placed farther down the shelf.
Here is a model I've been working on to develop a wall system that could be digitally fabricated and used to store wine bottles in a unique way. The module, seen on the right, was develped using the Sculpture Generator 1 by Carlos H. Sequin, at UC Berkeley. The modules could be stacked and repeated to form a series of wine rack columns, or duplicated to form a unique wall system.
This is a detail of a table that I am creating for a welding class at Cell Space. The concept was to emphasize the cantilever by creating a table with only one leg and thin stainless steel tension wires. The table can support up to 50 lbs of pressure on the far end of the table without overturning and is designed to be assembled in smaller parts instead of one welded piece.
This was the initial force diagram that I created while designing my Cantilever Table, in order to figure out how much weight I needed to counter balance the material weight of the table and the weight of the live loads. My original design called for a pre-cast concrete block to serve as the counter weight (which I did cast, but didn't use) but after solving the forces, I realized that I would need to use 1/4" steel plates instead because they were heavier. The overall table weighs about 250 lbs, which I have to agree is a little ridiculous, but each piece is made to be bolt connected so that it can be taken apart in smaller assemblages.