Tool Couture’s “Wedge” envisioned as a doorstop is a nod to the modernist ideal of letting raw materials drive the character of an object.
Made from structural steel with only a wire brush surface treatment to highlight texture and saw cuts, this substantial artifact weighs almost 5 pounds. The rubber base is made from cut-offs of industrial flooring.
It is finished with oil and wax for low-profile protection that highlights the steel. The steel is 3/8” thick and 3” wide. The triangle measures 3”x6” x 6-3/4” – proportions borrowed from a classic drafting tool.
It will wedge under doors with a gap between ½ and 3” to the floor. For gaps less than ½”, just turn it around and let the weight do the work.
As an object, the wedge shape makes for a beautiful desktop artifact as well.