Headboard with Tongue and Grove Accent

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Project by yosoybyrd posted 10-23-2011 04:38 AM 4386 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project began with my wife, Amy, (fiance at the time) asked if I could make her a headboard out of old wooden shutters to make a country style headboard. After not being able to find shutters like she wanted I designed the field of the headboard with 3”tongue in groove. I have been working with Sketchup for several years now, I do all my designing in SketchUp and then created cut sheets in AutoCAD (at work). I believe it turned out great Amy loves it. As you can see Amy wanted it painted white. My next goal, now that we are married is to get her to appreciate the natural look of wood.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, the were taken on my phone.

-- William Byrd- WAR EAGLE!

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 10:18 AM

I think tis is lovely. I love natural wood but 2 much in a room can just be 2 much.White can be lovely and I think it works well here. well done.

-- Leanne, Australia,

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 05:28 PM

I like it. I have been trying to use sketch up as well. I can use it to do basic drawings of kitchen layouts etc. I How did you do the crown and frame for the bed. I want to learn to use this program more effectively and use it as a selling tool as well as a production tool but it seems like it takes me too long to make it worth while…any tips would be apprecieated. Here is one of my drawings so that you can see where my skillset is.

-- "thats all I have to say about that..."

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 02:33 AM




Your model looks good. The best way to learn is to play with the program trying to get more and more detailed designs and to watch youtube tutorials.

As a starter quick tip go to the view tab and click tool pallets and click large tool set. This allows for more tools to use.

For the Crown I create a profile and use the follow me tool which works like the push/pull tool but can turn around corners.

-- William Byrd- WAR EAGLE!

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