Building a Philadelphia Lowboy
Below I’ve attached a video showing how the lowboy is constructed piece-by-piece. I’ve taken advantage of the SketchUp capability to reposition the axes on components. When right-clicking on the component, you can choose an option for changing the axis location. It is helpful when the new axis location is coincident with a common connection point.
Here is a picture of the completed lowboy.
And here is the SketchUp model.
Note that I did not do 3D contoured carving in the SketchUp model. Rather I captured the outline shape of the carvings and “branded” the surfaces of the components.