Virtual Designs in Sketchup #2: Workshop Expansion for a Friend

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Blog entry by rance posted 04-20-2011 06:05 AM 5625 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Wall / Portable Tool Rack Part 2 of Virtual Designs in Sketchup series Part 3: Rolling Tool Cart »

A friend of mine asked if I could help him with a SU drawing for his workshop expansion. He currently has a 16×24 space that he is quickly outgrowing. He has done some woodworking in the past with carving and other things but recently got the bug to step it up a notch. He is planning on having the shell built by a contractor and he and I will finish the inside. Here’s a profile view. You can see his existing shop at the rear.

Note: The Tractor, fence, and garden plots were obtained from Google 3D Warehouse. You have to be careful what you get from there. Many of the objects come with a pretty hefty cost with regard to file size. With a little careful planning, file size can be kept managable. Ya just have to think about it when you are building your objects.

Another view from the front:

And a view from the left side, which I left exposed for viewing. I just noticed we’re missing a couple of studs. Hope the builder doesn’t do the same. :)

Once it is finished, I’ll try to get some pictures of the result. That’ll be several weeks though.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 11:45 AM

I did the same thing when I converted my 60 yr old single car garage to a shop and SU was such a great help. I was able to make, and correct, many of the mistakes while sitting in my easy chair. It was also invaluable when I purchased my materials. I still refer to the original model often. Really nice model that you did. Good luck with your project.

-- Retired and lovin it

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