The Second Post

Competition entry for the Victorian Woodworker Association’s Create from a Crate exhibition. The brief was to produce a furniture piece from 2 x pallets supplied by Waste Converters.

The Second Post is a coat stand and light fixture in the form of a free-standing post. Pivoting branches are concealed within the structure, one branch used as a hook for hanging a coat and the other branch is a light fixture. When a coat is placed on the retractable branch, the other branch lights up. When the coat stand is not in use, the branches automatically retract and the piece resumes its life as a post.