Small Cabinet #7: Poorly drawn - but getting closer

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 02-16-2009 02:45 AM 936 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Working on proportions - need some SU help - again! Part 7 of Small Cabinet series Part 8: Getting ready to do the doors - Math question »

I’m getting closer – no great shakes here. I’d like to think I’m getting better at SU – but got a very long way to go. So now I have the drawer front, door frames and the top. I’ve not put on any edge trim/shaping yet.

How do you draw in a raised panel once you have the door frame made?



Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 02-16-2009 03:30 AM

reat cabinet Betsy, nice drawing… that Autocad?

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 03:41 AM

Thanks Doubthead. No – it’s Google Sketchup. A couple of steps above pencil and paper. The only thing is paper and pencil is so much more satisfying to crumble up and throw in the corner when you don’t like what you’ve done. With SU – you just hit delete—not nearly as satisfying. :-)

I’m a neophyte when it comes to drawing – but there a lot of good SU and autocad folks on this site.

By the way – Welcome to LJ’s!

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 04:33 AM

Betsy, I think this sketch up is a step below pencil and paper, but I am old school when it comes to designs. I tried it a few times but always had problems with it and I always returned to the pad of paper with my pencil and ruler. Also I am able to start my fire place with all my mistakes.

Your design looks great though, but I am no help to your question.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 08:17 PM

Thanks Dave. Sorry I missed that. I’ll post tonight after work and you can see how I manage!

Thanks again.

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