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A question was posed on the Knots forum about how to draw a lattice of diagonal slats for a wine rack. Here’s one way to do it.
There are other ways to do this in SketchUp but this one is efficient. For the lattice shown, it results in four each of five different components and a concise cutlist.
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First, flipping the components mirrors them so that the half laps face each other. It didn't have to be the first set that I drew. It just had to be one set.
Second, the pieces are components. In this example there are four instances of each component definition so editing one of them gets the job done on all the other instances. Some folks prefer to use groups instead of components when they work. For something like this, though, every slat would have to be edited to get the joints cut. As you can see, I only handled one quarter of the slats to cut all the half laps.
I am designing a wine rack with lattice in Google Sketchup. This video has been very helpful. But I am confused on how to cut the half laps in each individual lattice piece.
First, what purpose is flipping the first lattice pieces along the green axis. What does this accomplish.
Second, when you begin to cut the half laps in the pieces, it appeared that you only drew two lines, and then you performed a push pull. How did this create a half lap in each respective lattice piece that intersect each other, with a half laps in opposite faces on the intersecting lattice pieces.
This post just gave me a couple good ideas on how to make a wine rack lattice.
It is going to look great in my wine cellar.
Thanks for the tip.
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