Today, I’m going to put in the aprons and hopefully with the help of my LJ friends the openings for the drawers.
First the aprons. This is what I what I’m going to end up with at the end of this blog session.
Use your zoom tool and pan tool to move the table around so that one of the “short end” legs are showing. (Since I’ve already managed to get the aprons on, I’m simply going to erase one short apron to demonstrate what I did.)
Select your rectangle tool and move it so that you get the black intersection inference dot to show (in the lower left corner at the “top” of the leg). Move the cursor up to the guide mark and over to the right slightly. Type in 5.5, .75 in the VCB box. This should give you a tall rectangle – not one on it’s side.
Use the push/pull tool and pull the rectangle out 9.5”. This will give you your short apron. Do the same procedure on the other end. On the front and back do the same procedure but pull out the rectangle to 36”.
Now my problem – how to do the front.
What technique should I use to make the front? The front as made in the real world is 5 pieces. Top and bottom rails are 1” x 36”. There are three stiles. Two stiles on the ends are 2.25×3.5 and the center stile is 3.5×3.5.
I’ve put in the guide lines.
Now the question should I use the line tool to outline the drawer openings or should I use the rectangle to do so?
I’ve drawn a separate front and did the lines and did both the line tool and the rectangle tool. I came up with the same result.
Now I’ve gone back to my model and drawn the lines and then used the rectangle tool. Doing this brings up the blue “face” of the drawer openings.
I’ve tried to use the push pull tool to push the openings and it does not go all the way out. From under the table you can see what I’m talking about.
I can get one drawer opening to push all the way to be an actual opening but the other I can’t get to do the same.
So how would you do the front of this table?
Thanks in advance.
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