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Blog entry by Christian Brink posted 12-07-2009 06:18 AM 1929 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sketchup of Art Table
This is the plan and mock-up I did in Sketchup for my son’s art table for xmas. It took quite a few hours as I am OK, but not proficient with Sketchup ( although I’m much better after this project ).

I rough sketched the original with graph paper as I usually do to work out what’s in my head, but I saved the detail for Sketchup. So I figure I spent 3-4 hours with paper and 8 hours with Sketchup as opposed to 5 hours total on paper. The 2 big advantages were I was able to catch some show-topper mistakes in Sketchup that I would’ve missed ( I maybe would’ve caught them during 1st cut ) and it did my cut list for me (with a plugin and about extra 45 minutes of tinkering ).



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Derek Lyons

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 10:50 AM

What’s the purpose of the ‘notch’ on the right side?

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 02:00 PM

that looks wonderful – and very functional (love the storage spaces).

Now.. how many hours planning and how many hours to build it? Which will take more?? ;)

Good job with that program that I can’t conquer.

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

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Christian Brink

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 01:35 AM

Derek -

I am planning a swing-out arm to dry paintings in that notch, but I didn’t know if I would have the time for it. But I do have the time and it’s simple enough I can do it on the fly.

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 01:41 AM

Ms Debbie -

I sized the spaces to fit some brightly colored plastic bins my wife picked out. We are also doing chalkboard paint on the other side.

I have probably close to 20 hours in it so far (getting ready to do the glue-up), but I am very slow and I often give myself Analysis Paralysis :)

So Sketchup planning is less than building – but longer than paper planning.

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 01:45 AM

looks very good, nice job, what’s the name of the plugin?

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 02:25 AM

Dave, again thanks for your help, this should really help me a lot. :)

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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Christian Brink

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 03:07 AM

Alonso -

DaveR got it – that’s the one I used.

1 thing – make sure to label each of your parts – use ‘sheet’ or ‘plywood’ in the name for sheet goods.

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#8 posted 12-08-2009 03:25 AM

Thanks Christian, I played with it for a little bit a few minutes ago, still need to fine tune some little flaws like the “label” and some other minor issues, but thanks for your help too.

Alonso

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#9 posted 12-25-2009 04:01 PM

Where are the build pic’s it’s christmas so we know you finished it!

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