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MT_Stringer

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02-12-2017 03:50 AM

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In the past couple of years, I have built a number of kitchen cabinets. Then I started learning Sketchup!

Still not an expert, but I have gotten better.

This week, I have been under the weather and cooped up indoors. So, I thought it would be a good time to work on my drawings. I already have cabinets drawn in the basic sizes (upper and lower), so I had a good head start.

For the bottom cabinets, I now have the following:
  • basic cabinet
  • one drawer and two doors
  • three drawers
  • four drawers

So, how did I do all of this with one drawing? Simple. I made a separate layer for each item. All I have to do is select a layer and the doors or drawer face frames appear. Very easy to change the looks of a basic cabinet.

For the uppers, I copied the 30 inch tall cabinets and edited the components to quickly make a set of 39 inch tall cabinets. If I need anything else, it won’t take but a few key strokes. Talk about easy. For the doors, I simply edit one stile and make it 9 inches taller, and boom, all four door stiles are done. Move the two rails 9 inches and I am done with the doors.

Here are a few pictures of the same basic cabinet. Just select the layer to be displayed and deselect the others. Note: Keep the dimensions of each style on the same layer.

Now I have upper and lower models for each of the following widths:
15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 and 48 inches wide.

Example

Basic base cabinet

One Drawer, two doors

Three Drawers

Four drawers

Hope you find this info helpful.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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jbay

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#1 posted 02-12-2017 04:20 AM

One thing I just learned. It’s hard to pan and zoom inside YOUR pictures.
After using sketchup a while, when you look at regular pictures you sometimes try to move around in them…lol

I have a whole cabinetry library that I made,
When I’m drawing new cabinets I just import that page (my library) to my drawing then copy the cabinets from that page into my new drawing.
Very simple to lay out a kitchen that way.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 04:27 AM



One thing I just learned. It s hard to pan and zoom inside YOUR pictures.
After using sketchup a while, when you look at regular pictures you sometimes try to move around in them…lol
- jbay

Now that’s funny right there! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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