Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #27: Hall table --- project DONE!

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 08-15-2008 04:50 AM 2469 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 26: Drawers - still more questions Part 27 of Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride series Part 28: Plugins »

Or as done as it’s going to be. So here’s the finish up.

The last entry had me down to the drawers and putting in the bottom. This shot shows where I put in some guidelines to set the bottom. I hide the side so I could see where to guide the bottom.



I also tried to do the move by using the x-ray function (found under view on the program’s menu bar).


You can see here where I moved the bottom in – notice the inference dot.


The next two shots just show that I managed to get the bottom in OK and have taken off the x-ray view.



I had been wondering how I was supposed to put on the front piece, but that was one of those duh moments. I simply put in some guidelines.


Next drew a rectangle on the front.


Then push/pulled to 3/8”.


Here’s the finished drawer.


The table with the drawers “installed.”


And drum roll——- here’s the finished table. It’s not perfect by any long shot of the imagination, but I think if I were to be going into the shop, I could build from this. I would probably break it out into dimensions and maybe install a cutlist plugin, but I could build without that stuff.

The “paint” is the cherry original.


Thanks for following my blog and all the input.

I’ve learned quite a lot about Sketchup through this little project. Along with that, I also learned a lot about computers in general and a little about patience and tenacity. When I started this project, I really did not think I would finish it. I surprised myself that I not only was able to learn the basics of the program but that I finished as well. I hope that some of you were able to learn a couple of things along the way also.

A special big thanks to DaveR who has patiently, through this blog and through private e-mail, tutored me through the process. THANKS DAVE!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 08-15-2008 04:53 AM

Thanks Betsy and Dave.

I , too, am getting the hang of this. I really appreciate all you’ve done to teach us Sketchup.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 08-15-2008 02:58 PM

Congratulations on completing the project/blog. These computers can be vexatious at times…mine here at the office keep doing what I tell them to do instead of what I meant for them to do LOL! Thanks for all the details and tips in your blog….hopefully soon you will be back in the shop and too busy to do interesting blogs like this!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 08-15-2008 03:31 PM

congatulations the blog

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#4 posted 08-15-2008 09:52 PM

Thanks all.

Dave – I sometimes forget about using the push/pull tool after just pulling out the front, etc. I get used to it doing the initial sizing but I forget that I can go back and adjust some more.

Thanks for all your help.

I’ve got a friend who wants me to make her a small video cabinet. So that will be my next SU project. That will be a bit though, since I can’t build it until at least late October.

Mark – I’m glad you thought this was interesting and was able to get something out of it.

Lew—- thanks so much for thinking enough about my blog to make it a part of the WWW. That’s pretty cool!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 08-16-2008 12:53 AM


Congratulations on completing your hall table using sketchup! I know i’ve picked up some new ideas and now it’s here for future reference. Like any tool, there are many ways to use it and some people have picked up on some clever ideas for using these tools. It’s great that those skills are being passed along for the benefit of others.

I hope you are able to get back to the shop soon.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#6 posted 08-16-2008 03:28 AM

Thanks Steve!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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