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Building a Deck from my SketchUp plan! #2: Some modifications to the deck plan!

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 06-01-2008 01:38 AM 3743 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: SketchUp drawing of a front porch (Deck)! Part 2 of Building a Deck from my SketchUp plan! series Part 3: Deck in constuction stage! »

I’ve made a few minor changes to the deck plan.

We should start building it next week.
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You may notice that I learned to apply the plan to image a lot better. Practice! practice!

The corner support pipe also looks much better with a darker paint.

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I modified the stair railing.

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I added the old foundation of the old porch, this will eliminate adding a support beam.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 06-01-2008 02:07 AM

I love Sketchup. I almost like building things in Sketchup more than building them for real!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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VTWoody

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#2 posted 06-01-2008 03:10 AM

I agree. I started with designing how I should build a new Miter Saw bench in the vein of Norm’s from NYW, and I ended up working my way through my house and drawing the whole darn thing. I only have the roof left to do and then my wife and I can start knocking out walls and seeing what things look like. What a cool program (with its limitations), but still very cool.

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 06-01-2008 03:12 AM

this looks like its going to be a great project. you’ve got a good start here and everything planned out. thanks for the post.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 06-01-2008 03:52 AM

Dick,

This is looking pretty good. You have come a long way down the Sketchup path in a very short period of time.

Well done you are an inspiration to all of us who are struggling to learn Sketchup.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 06-01-2008 04:17 AM

Thanks all!

I think it’ll be easier to build than to draw.

It was a struggle all the way.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 06-01-2008 05:37 AM

I look forward to seeing the progress photos.

I am quite envious of your Sketchup skills.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 06-01-2008 06:16 AM

Thanks Todd,

I’m not the greatest SketchUp artist, but its been fun learning.

I still have a lot to learn.

I’m going to spend more time on it next winter, it should make the winter much shorter.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 06-01-2008 06:18 AM

well done … it will be beautiful. uniquely original design.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 06-01-2008 08:08 AM

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 06-01-2008 09:02 PM

Thank you Gary, & Dan.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 06-01-2008 10:41 PM

Dick, it looked that good I thought you had already done it, we wish Hey!. Great sketch.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 06-02-2008 01:19 AM

Hi Dick;

Great design and drawing work.

You’re light years ahead of me in sketchup.

Great work.

Lee

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 06-02-2008 02:01 PM

Thanks Guys.

Now all I have to do is get off of my keister, & start producing some results.

It’ll be nice to show the end product.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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