Experience: Pillar Building

I was really unsure of what to use to build pillars. A sturdy, safe design was needed without spending a lot of money. The trip to the dollar store had me spending a lot of time trying to figure out if things could break and how I really really don’t want that to happen.
I tried to cut back on the things that I buy at the dollar store, only because I tend to buy more than I need. The essentials to building this were purchased first: duct tape and paint. Since the objects were undecided, I went around the aisles looking at objects. I ended up getting a large plastic planter pot thing and a round metal baking tray.
My instinct was the flip the planter upside down to get a sturdier base and stick the metal sheet on top to create a larger standing surface, a foot diameter.

Other people suggested having it the original way and putting the metal on top of the opening.

That didn’t seem sturdy to me, but I was able to have a guy stand on it without it collapsing.

The problem I have with this design is that the non-stick baking sheets are difficult to glue to. Hopefully my team has a drill, so I can screw & bolt them togther.



About Cristal Sung

Cristal is a new media designer, who believes in the importance of feeding the soul with art, culture, and food. Her work focuses on themes of identity, sociopolitical problems and the concept of beauty. Cristal is from Hong Kong and studies in Toronto.

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