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Planning the Makeover #2: SketchUp Plans - Sheet Goods & Cutoff Rack

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Blog entry by Jeison posted 1639 days ago 5096 reads 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: SketchUp Plans - Workbench #1 Part 2 of Planning the Makeover series Part 3: SketchUp Plans - Miter Saw & Router Mobile Workstation »

edit – I actually did this before the workbench, but since I’m adding it to this series after the fact, it winds up as #2.
I designed this partly to learn more about using SketchUp, and partly because its something I’d like to make to keep organized and clean. After looking at what I usually keep on hand and the sizes of scraps I seem to accumulate, and combining some ideas from a few other mobile racks I’ve seen on LJs, I came up with this.


Its 24” wide, by 8 feet long, I’m intending to build it out of 3/4” OSB (1/2” OSB for the shelves and dividers, which will all be removable/adjustable). The back section is sized to be able to hold up to 12 sheets of 3/4” plywood (not that I ever have near that much on hand) and the front is divided into a shelving unit (2’ x 4’ x 12” deep), a tall 30” x 24” section for dowels and other long narrow stock, and a series of small bins (4’ long, 12” high, each bin about 12” wide).

Looking at it when I was done, I think I may have overbuilt it a little, I made each of the three front sections a seperate unit, I could probably simplify it a bit by giving them common sides and backs for example shrugs. Its the first thing I’ve ever really just designed from the ground up, so any advice/comments/criticism/cake is welcome. If anyone wants it, the SketchUp file is here

edit – the link is for the updated file, fixed some of the issues brought up below
edit – the link now links to the CORRECT updated file, oopsie :D
edit – okay now we’re up to v1.3 lol

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.



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newTim

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#1 posted 1639 days ago

On a long piece like this would you consider using four swivel wheels instead of two swivel and two fixed?

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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Jeison

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#2 posted 1639 days ago

actually they are all swivel (hard to tell from that angle i kno)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 1639 days ago

Cool design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jeison

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#4 posted 1639 days ago

Arigato

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Troy

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#5 posted 1639 days ago

Jei, you can save a bit of explanation of measurements by using “dimensioning” in SketchUp. Easy to find tutorials, but essentially you select that tool, click on a corner of something for example, click on another corner along the same edge and drag the resulting measurement out to a desired location. You can right click on it and change the placement of the actual numbers also, centered inside, or outside on the edges.
I just made one of these similarly. Very useful part of the shop now.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) || http://www.birchhillwoodcrafts.com

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Jeison

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#6 posted 1639 days ago

oh i know about the dimensioning tool…i simply didn’t include it in the picture…because that would have been logical and made sense?...facepalm
Meh I’ll have to update that.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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John Steffen

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#7 posted 1639 days ago

This looks good. I’m going to need to build one of these soon and I’ll probably steal your layout.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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Jeison

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#8 posted 1639 days ago

yea i realized the component issue when I was almost done, I went to modify some of the short bins and I inadvertendly changed some pieces on the large one lol, then realized “oh THAST what Make Unique is for”. I really wasn’t too worried about it since I’m used to using Cutlist Pro to generate layouts/cutlists, so I’d have to punch in the pieces manually (one of these days I’ll play with the cutlist plugin, but one thing at a time LOL) Still yea, I should clean it up esp if I’m gonna pass it around.

Oh and the overhangs are just leftover from a minor modification, I didn’t notice till you pointed it out, that am boo boo.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Jeison

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#9 posted 1639 days ago

fixed up some things, like properly naming and seperating components, the link above is for the corrected file

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Jeison

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#10 posted 1639 days ago

who put what in the where now?

edit – ooohhhh ok, i didn’t realize there were two file types, my bad, I r fix.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Jeison

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#11 posted 1639 days ago

ahh gotcha. SKP = good, lol :)

Somehow those side panels on the tall bin I messed up, they didnt fit proper cuz they were tapered or skewed very slightly, not sure how I did that, i just deleted em an made new ones.

Man your good at spotting this little stuff, you deserve +3 slices of cake :D

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#12 posted 1639 days ago

\o/

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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