Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #32: Trying to get back in the swing - new project

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 11-07-2008 03:39 AM 1824 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 31: What they DON'T tell you about Google Sketchup. Part 32 of Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride series Part 33: Cutting board second try »

OK – so I’m finally getting back to doing things. Small stuff mostly and easy things. So I’m thinking of making a cutting board for my sister-in-law. A board for cutting bread. She makes the best homemade bread!!

Anyway – this is what I’m trying to do.


I’m having trouble getting the colors right. The whole idea of doing a SU picture is to see if what you want to do will look good, etc.

I want to change a couple of the components to a walnut color.

If you try to imagine what I want to do—the first 3” section (on the left) will have cherry on the bottom – walnut on the top.

then comes a maple strip, then a 3/4 strip with walnut on the bottom and cherry on top – then a maple strip – then 3/4 strip with cherry on bottom and walnut on top – then a maple strip then the 3” piece on the right has
walnut on the bottom and cherry on top.

If anyone can help with the coloring I’d appreciate it. I looked in the paint bucket and there are not many wood colors – I’m sure there is a way to import more – but not sure how.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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#1 posted 11-07-2008 03:53 AM

thanks Dave. I’m gong to send you a PM with my e-mail – I’ve had to change providers and I lost my e-mail list. The new provider said I’d not loose them – but I did.

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#2 posted 11-07-2008 04:32 AM


Here is a link that contains a zip file for 54 wood species. I unzipped it and put it in the wood species folder in Sketchup. The colors are ok but it does provide some additional wood species.

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