More on Ladder Back Chair Back Slats
Recently I have been modeling an 18th C. Ladder Back Arm Chair (Connecticut, Circa 1740). Here is a picture of the modeling status so far.
Again I faced the creation of Back Slats – four of them, all of different graduating sizes. In this case, I tried making these components all in one go. Here is the procedure I used.
Step 1: Make the flat front facing patterns for each Back Slat. Also create the shape of the bend and the thickness of the slats (in this case 1/2″).
Step 2: Push/Pull the flat front facing patterns to a couple inches thick. Then raise up the bend pattern with the Push/Pull Tool so that it protrudes through all four of the back slats.
Step 3: Select all, then execute “Intersect with Selected”
Step 4: Delete waste, clean-up and smooth…….
There are other interesting SketchUp procedures in creating this Ladder Back design that I will cover in future posts.