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Forum topic by captjamie posted 02-18-2010 02:06 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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captjamie

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02-18-2010 02:06 AM

I have a picture of a wine buffet that I want to build, but how do you scale a project from a picture. Have tried a few ways but just can’t seem to get the right size. any one have any ideas?

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 03:06 PM

There was an article in FWW “How to Design Furniture” on scaling furniture from photos (page 91-95, Miguel Gomez-Ibanez). The magazine was publised last fall as a supplement. The author works through scaling a desk from a photo and it details the methodology.

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#2 posted 02-19-2010 06:49 AM

If you have an engineers triangle scale you can guestimate a known value, lets say the height is 34”. Find a scale that closest matches the known value and use that scale to measure the other unknown dimensions. Not rocket science but will get you real close.

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