5. Find & Mark Rows
We needed a method of organizing the holes into rows to guide the installers. We designed a Grasshopper script that finds logical rows within the hand drawn pattern. The row’s zig-zag route only appears in the software creating the need for a breadcrumb trail. We used a dot, double dot, or no dot marking scheme which made it easy to identify and stay in your row during the installation.
6. Hole Size
We did a statistical study of the dowel diameter variability to help us pick the best hole diameter. This ensures ~95% of the dowels would only need a light press fit during installation. Less than 1% would need glue (g), and 5% would require a heavy force to install (f).