Announcement: My New eBook – SketchUp and Traditional Cabinets
My second book on using SketchUp is now available in the Fine Woodworking Store. This is the reference location…. http://www.tauntonstore.com/google-sketchup-guide-for-woodworkers-traditional-cabinets-killen-ebook-077864.html
This book builds on skills and techniques covered in my first book, and focuses on mastering SketchUp for a specific furniture form – cabinets. I will show you how to create several representative styles of cabinets, ranging from fairly simple to quite complex; together they embody most of the design and structural consideration that go into any sturdy, attractive, well-made cabinet.
The SketchUp models will be worked thoroughly , down to the last detail. You won’t have to guess about joinery details, how doors are made, or how the back panel fits in place. The design detail will be comprehensive and complete.
My hope is that this book will help you in
these four ways:
- To develop a general knowledge of cabinet design and construction.
- To become familiar with 3D design,which will improve your woodworking.
- To show you how to customize existing SketchUp models.
- To show you how to create detailed design documents, making the actual shop work more efficient.
This book includes numerous computer-screen illustrations and annotated photos, as well as videos showing key SketchUp procedures. Below I’ve provided sample pages from the 193 page document.
Also accompanying are actual SketchUp .skp files, models, and components. These SketchUp files are complete with dimensions and all Scenes used to develop the shop documentation.
I look forward to your questions and issues using SketchUp. You can use this Blog site for questions, and often this results in offline email discussion and sharing of files. Both Dave Richards and I monitor activity here and respond, usually within hours, if not minutes.