This is a flat pack fruit bowl that is designed to be assembled with no glue. 300mm diameter by 160mm height to be cut out of 4mm plywood (or another material of the same thickness)
The bowl consists of five different parts: top ring (large), middle ring, bottom ring (small), bottom and eight identical ribs. If making the bowl out of plywood, check that the grain direction of the rings and bottom aligns during assembly. To assemble the bowl, you need to
- Slot one rib into the top ring, the middle ring and the bottom ring. Bigger ring is for the larger radius and smaller ring inserts into the slot closest to the bottom. The fit should be tight. When slotting pieces together, hold your thumb and your index finger directly opposite each other right over the slot. This will ensure that you're not applying pressure on any unsupported areas. Doesn't really matter if you're using strong plywood like beech or hoop pine, but something soft like poplar is likely to snap.
- Slot another rib into the three rings rings the same way and keep repeating for the other six ribs.
- Once all the ribs are attached to the rings, slot the bottom disk inside the cavity. It should align itself with the rib notches automatically, otherwise, you can nudge the notches into position, so they slot into the disk holes.