first commision piece using Sketchup ... Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Sconce

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First shot using Sketchup to flesh out a project.
Plan is to batch six of these, selling the first one for $150 on commission and sell the balance on ebay for whatever the market will bare.
Designed the piece loosely based on a Stickley pedestal found in one of my referance books.
Size id 9×9x5 inches

Design started as a 2d drawing in Autocad lite and imported the dwg into Sketchup to extrude.

Customer was very happy seeing the 3d mockup.

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

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 2505 days ago

Nice looking piece in Sketchup. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 2505 days ago

Very impressive, Dan!

That really is a nice way to show your customer what the project will look like before you make it.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 2505 days ago

Dan -

Nice looking SketchUp work – I can’t wait to see the finished project. Congrats on the commission and good luck on the eBay sale!


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#4 posted 2505 days ago

Agreed, looks great. What did you use for the texture?

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 2505 days ago

Really neat,Dan. I really need to learn sketchup.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2505 days ago

Well done. I’m going to have to take the leap and learn it.

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

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2505 days ago

Hello Damian
Texture was a jpeg photo of a section of a another project I made. I cropped it, just leaving the woodgrain.
In sketchup using the paint bucket, I sellected dark-oak-floor and edited it, inserting the jpeg oak grain. Then changed the scale of the texture within sketchup from 120 inches to nine x 6.

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

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#8 posted 2505 days ago

Nice work Dan. That’s going to be a pretty piece.

One of the things that’s nice about using textures in sketchup is that you can manipulate them after the fact in sketchup as you did. You can adjust the color, skew, rotate, twist, scale. One scan cam be made to represent a number of woods.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#9 posted 2505 days ago

Nice drawing, looking forward to see it finished.

-- Andy Stark

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#10 posted 2505 days ago

Sharp Sketchup work Dan, and a nicely designed piece. I see you have line extensions and profile edges turned on. I love the extensions…it gives the drawing a really cool, hand done look. Nice job.


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#11 posted 2504 days ago

Seems as though I’m getting left behind the times. I thought that only happened to the elderly. LOL
(My father in law trying to use the remote)

I have to learn this program, so I can throw away my crayons!

Nice work Dan, I’m envious!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2504 days ago

Lee when you learn, I’ll let you teach me.

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

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#13 posted 2504 days ago

and NO… it’s not just the elderly….. I’m not old!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 2503 days ago

Awesome, Dan! I really like the design!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dan'um Style

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#15 posted 2484 days ago

link to photos of finished sconce

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

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