Polyhedra Through the Beauty of Wood

Robert Rollings
Proceedings of Bridges 2009: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2009)
Pages 199–206 Regular Papers


This paper has been prepared to demonstrate how I have used the geometry of polyhedra and my chosen medium of lathe turned wood to present the models shown in an aesthetically pleasing and artistic way. Each of the five platonic solids (tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, docedahedron and icosahedron) has been interpreted through the eyes of a woodturner allowing the viewers alternate perspectives of these classic polyhedra. The description of each model includes details such as the type of wood used, dimensions and the process of fabrication.