4. Scaled Photos
5. In Closing
7. Related Link
Pictured below (photo 1) is a Heywood-Wakefield end table purchased by my wife, Cathy, at a local auction. I found it interesting that it has a hinged top for storing items inside the end table. Usually end tables will have a drawer built into the side of the end table for storing stuff.
If you have an interest in Heywood-Wakefield furniture, then check out the following 28 end table photos, three sketches (with partial dimensions), and links to nine scaled photos (using SketchUp).
When I found out that you could import a photo into a SketchUp file and then rescale the photo and take measurements from the photo, I found that to be amazing.
I found myself saying, you know this means I can take a photo of a piece of furniture that interests me, take one or two measurements with a ruler, import the photo into SketchUp and then measure anything I want on that photo.
3. Abbreviations used
4. Steps for Building
5. Vertical Members (VMAs) (step 1)
6. Horizontal Shelving Arms (HSAs) (step 2)
7. Vertical Blocking (VB) Between Horizontal Shelving Arms (step 3)
8. Wall mounted Horizontal Shelving Arms (WMHSAs) (step 4)
9. Wall Mounted Faceplate Support (WMFPS) (step 5)
10. Faceplate 1 x 4s for Horizontal Shelving Arms (step 6)
11. Flooring for Horizontal Shelving Arms (FHSAs) (step 7)
12. Structural Strength
13. Material Costs
14. Closing Thoughts
15. Related Links
If you are in need of a means to store your wood more efficiently, I know I was. Well, what follows here is how I tackled this Issue. Which to be blunt was getting way out of hand. Let me show you what I am talking about. Photo 1 shows the wood dilemma in my shop. What a mess. Continue reading
If reinventing the wheel does not appeal to you, then you will love Trimble’s 3D Warehouse. My friend Paul introduced me to the 3D Warehouse. I was using Sketchup to draw a table, and Paul showed me how I could download a lamp to put on my tabletop. Thanks Paul, the 3D Warehouse is my newest best digital friend.
The video tutorial at the link below covers how to access and use the 3D Warehouse. Also covered is how to resize models downloaded from the 3D Warehouse.
Do not like any of your material image options that come with Sketchup’s paint bucket? Well than if you have a jpeg of the material image you want to use for your texture then use that jpeg material image. This short video will show you how. Like most things in life, it is a simple process, if you know what to do. And, you will after viewing this video.
The following video covers how to use the “Paint Bucket” command. We will look at various types of textures included with Sketchup. In addition, we will cover how to incorporate textures into our sketches, how to alter texture orientation, and more.
1. Photo of Finishing Turntable
2. Construction of Finishing Turntable
3. What I Like About This Turntable
4. In Closing
Photo of Finishing Turntable
Shown in the following photo is the Finishing Turntable I configured for finishing a piece of furniture, I have been working on. It is nothing fancy, but it sure is handy. And, it was a piece of cake to put together.
1. Rationale Behind This Post
2. General Notes on finishing
3. Shellac Notes
4. Lacquer Notes
5. Polyurethane Notes
6. Varnish Notes
7. Gel Stain Notes
8. Dyes and Stains
9. Water-Based Finishes
10. Final Thoughts
12. Related Links
Rationale Behind This Post
In finishing a recent project (replica of an 1810 Stand), I put together the following eclectic collection of finishing notes.
1. In a Nutshell
2. Cut Speed Square Using Chop Saw
3. Check for Squareness
4. Making Square
5. In Closing
7. Related Links
Shown in the following photo is the speed square I modified.