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Recently I worked on a “knock-down” take-apart child’s table and chair. After completing the design of the table, I realized it was 4-inches too long.
In my new book, “SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers, Traditional Cabinets”, I devoted an entire chapter on “How to Adjust and Resize Components and Models”. In that chapter, I show you how to morph an existing Arts & Crafts cabinet model into an entirely different and larger Stickley bookcase. Also, I convert a wall-cabinet into a much larger Shaker Press Cupboard on Table.
For this work, The Move/Copy Tool is the best choice. As an alternative, you can use the Scale Tool, but as explained fully in the book, you have to be careful because scaling a model usually leads to some unwanted changes.
In the following video, I show the few easy procedures that reduce the length of the table while retaining all the joinery and component shape details.
Here is a picture of the table and chair model and the shop equivalent in Monterey Pine:
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