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I was disappointed with the lack of cool wood-grained materials for sketchup, so I threw this set together, maybe its useful. Of course it could use some work…

To use this.
1. Extract the library (.zip) onto your computer somewhere.
2. Open Sketchup (I use 6)
3. Tools—> Paint Bucket
4. Click on the arrow that brings up “Open or create a Library”
5. Browse to the location you extracted the library above and voila.

Materials can be found here: http://www.sawdustroad.com/sketchup
















alder cedar-spanish koa pine-ponderosa
anigre cedar lacewood pine-sugar
ash cherry lyptus poplar
aspen cocobolo mahogany-african purpleheart
balsa cordia mahogany-genuine rosewood
banak cottonwood mahogany-santos sapele
basswood cypress mahogany teak
beach-steamed ebony makore tulipwood
beach fir maple-hard walnut
birch goncalvo-alves maple-soft wenge
bloodwood hackberry moradillo willow
bocote hickory oak-red zebrawood
bubinga jarra oak-white
butternut jatoba padauk

MAC Howto I discovered that the process of making the materials available on a MAC is less than ideal. Here’s what I did:

Here’s what I did. 1. Download the zip, select all of the skm files and choose copy (should be something like copy 54 items) 2. Open Finder and browse to <your name=”true”>/places/Library/Application Support/Google Sketchup 6/SketchUp/Materials/My Textures 3. Right Click in that Location and choose Paste. 4. Quit Sketchup and restart SketchUp. 5. Choose the Paint Bucket Icon 6. Choose the Brick Icon 7. Choose My Textures

-- - http://www.sawdustroad.com





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kshipp

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#1 posted 2336 days ago

This is perfect. I was just working on a project last night and wondering where all the wood types were. I ended up using cork for maple which is ok but certainly not maple.

Thank you.

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com

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SPalm

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#2 posted 2336 days ago

Sweet. Thanks. No more bamboo flooring for me.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Damian Penney

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#3 posted 2336 days ago

Very cool thanks!

-- 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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Damian Penney

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#4 posted 2336 days ago

What size are the textures, and by that I mean what are the actual dimensions of the wood tiles in ‘real life’

-- 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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Tom Adamski

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#5 posted 2336 days ago

Saw, Thank you…

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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Damian Penney

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#6 posted 2336 days ago

You also may want to check out this seamless wood texture generator, looks pretty cool

-- 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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Damian Penney

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#7 posted 2336 days ago

This is another great resource, big scans of wood

-- 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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Tim Pursell

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#8 posted 2336 days ago

terrific! I was never happy with the SU options. Thanks for shareing your hard work.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/tpursell?ref=si_shop

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2336 days ago

Thanks. It is done. Like kshipp I needed to put in maple keys last night and was frustrated at the selection.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lakey

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#10 posted 2336 days ago

Fabulous – thanks for being so generous with your time.

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 2336 days ago

Excellent, thanks Sawdust that makes a big difference to the choices available.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 2336 days ago

Thanks a heap. I’d been meaning to build one of these but you did it for us. Thanks again.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Peter Oxley

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#13 posted 2336 days ago

Thanks Sawdust! I imported it and will make use of it very soon!

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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cpt_hammer

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#14 posted 2336 days ago

I noticed it was taking a while for the site to pop up, if you need another server to host the file on, let me know if you need an alternate site and I can post it on one of my domains. Great selection by the way, I’ve actually started creating a few library files of my own.

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ChicoWoodnut

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#15 posted 2336 days ago

Cool! Thanks

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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