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Sketchup Challenge Entry: Canadian Maple

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 09-08-2007 08:32 PM 1760 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of a dining table.

My Goals
My goal was to develop Sketchup Skills to build something more than a rectangular box!
My plan was to put a Canadian twist on the end product.

My Inspiration
The inspiration for the dining table was my beautiful maple tree that is in my front yard. The size is magnificent; the colours are glorious.

challenge inspiration

The Table

The pedestal base of the table, with the four “feet”, represents the trunk and roots of the tree. I added the grooves in the base to represent the lines of the bark.

The table top has maple leaves designs in them (pyrography would be the strategy of choice for this).

I added a double decker “lazy susan” to give the piece a 3d – tree appearance and I’ve always wanted a table with a built-in lazy susan. So why not have two?

My Success
- it’s more than a rectangular box: success!
- I managed to draw something that kinda looks like a maple leaf: success!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-08-2007 08:35 PM

Hmmmm. Looks like you might have to use the table saw to get this one built…. Lol

Great concept and design.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-08-2007 08:37 PM

i’m just the designer.. someone else can use the table saw :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 09-08-2007 08:37 PM

Ah come on. A Gripper for each hand….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 09-08-2007 08:38 PM

I’ll make sure Rick has his Grippers :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 09-08-2007 08:49 PM

just need to cut a couple “cookies” from the maple, and sand them smooth… perfect table tops… but you’ll have to give up the “inspiration” for the real table.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 09-08-2007 08:52 PM

the inspiration is gradually saying its last farewells. We lost one main branch (the size of most trees) last year. .. It will be sad to see it finally come down (especially if it comes down on the neighbour’s fence again as well as her landscaped trees).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 09-08-2007 10:00 PM

Nice work Debbie ! Looks like you had fun making the sketch-up model … How did you get the ground and sky color in your rendering ?

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

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#8 posted 09-08-2007 10:08 PM

Good ‘un, Deb.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 09-08-2007 10:36 PM

I have no idea Dan.. it just was there.

Thanks for the positive feedback :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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shapeshifter

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#10 posted 09-08-2007 10:39 PM

i love the idea of bringing new life to the old tree… it will live in your heart (and home) forever.

this project reminds me of the giving tree!

-- whoever invented the hole... knew nothing.

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#11 posted 09-08-2007 10:42 PM

when the first “branch” came down… we gave it to the neighbour. That was before LumberJocks.
Ha.. he won’t be getting the rest of the tree, I can tell you that!!!

I’m not sure what the diameter of the tree is .. but she’s a biggy and even if it has rot in the middle, the slabs are going to be beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 09-09-2007 12:23 AM

Very cool Deb. Great design and Sketchup work. The lazy Susan is brilliant…not only very functional but It definitely gives the impression of a tree. Awesome job.

Dan – the background is set in the styles dialogue box. You can adjust the look in a wide variety of ways. I rarely change it from the default however.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#13 posted 09-09-2007 01:12 AM

Great Job Debbie. I like your design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#14 posted 09-09-2007 01:28 AM

thanks Bob / Karson.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 09-09-2007 05:06 AM

I like it!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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