|Forum topic by psfolio||posted 08-09-2010 05:39 AM||1263 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-09-2010 05:39 AM
Well here we go, this is the start of my next project. I chose this as my second project because I can really push myself to make something great and I love Shaker & Krenov style pieces. So here we are. I still have a lot of details to figure out, but below are some sketchup renderings.
It is my first time messing with sketchup. I’m not too concerned with the joinery at this stage in the game. I am mainly mocking this up for proportions and function, visual weight etc. Still not sure how to add texture, that will be the next step.
As far as design goes. I took bits and pieces of inspiration and combined it to be something I liked. To me feels pretty balanced. Please chime in with suggestions you may have! BTW, doors will have glass and the two upper shelves will be glass.
There are certain skills that I hope to obtain building this piece. Using SketchUp to create something of my own, Compound curved legs, Hanging doors, Frame and panels, Fitting doors, and blending a variety of wood textures and color to make a balanced piece. All this will be very new to me. I have all the ideas and woods chosen for this piece in my head. I’m pretty confident in my decisions there.
Any suggestions or critique will be greatly appreciated. This is my second real woodworking project. A shaker table and my work bench are the only things under my belt.
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