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A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving

A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving

A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving Recently I decided to make a Shop Sign, one that could also serve as a company logo. With a combination of SketchUp, an image transfer process, carving tools, and lampblack & shellac, I developed a sign that will work. I...
Design: Is it a learnable skill?

Design: Is it a learnable skill?

Design: Is it a learnable skill? Synopsis: Designing vs. building, the creative vs. the practical—there are two distinct aspects to building furniture, and simply because you have technical skill doesn’t mean you naturally have a talent for design. We ask four...
Free Plan: Architectural Wall Cabinet

Free Plan: Architectural Wall Cabinet

Free Plan: Architectural Wall Cabinet Synopsis: Inspired by the work of Victorian Gothic Revival architect and designer Bruce Talbert, Nancy Hiller came up with a piece that would look quite comfortable in a contemporary home. She pared down the ornate details and...
Chippendale furniture for today’s designer

Chippendale furniture for today’s designer

Chippendale furniture for today’s designer Maybe you threw confetti, sent cards to loved ones, or jumped out of a cake wearing nothing but a bowtie. Perhaps you went to a museum exhibit or carved a cabriole leg instead. Regardless, you did not let June 2018 pass...
SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay

SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay

SketchUp: Modeling Table and Stool Legs with Rake and Splay [embedded content] Legs set at an angle other than vertical is a common feature of stools, chairs, and some tables. Christian Becksvoort’s Sturdy Stool is a good example as well as the typical Windsor chair....