How to Develop a Piece of Furniture in SketchUp – Part II
This is the second of a series on the Chamfered Post Table developed in the eBook "SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers"
This is the second of a series on the Chamfered Post Table developed in my eBook “SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers.” I’m including videos in this series (not included in the original book) of material covered in Chapter Nine – How to Begin and Develop a Piece of Furniture (see video below).
The 18th C. table gets it’s name from the slight treatment on all four edges of the legs – that is, chamfers. And without them, the legs are uninteresting and just too bulky and fat. These chamfers are “stopped” with a flat triangular terminus. Note: In the shop, a router bit will not duplicate these flat chamfer ends – a sharp chisel is the answer.
In SketchUp (unlike shop work), creating chamfers on one leg component, completes the job for all legs. There are many ways to execute the process, and I’ve chosen a method using the Copy Rotate feature. This means, I detail a single chamfer edge using guidelines and the Line Tool, then copy this to the other three leg corners.
Scribing the Chamfer Shapes on one Corner (in X-ray)
The Finished Chamfers on One Corner
Using the Copy Rotate Feature to Duplicate Chamfers on all Corners – Use a Top View in Parallel Projection, then swing the copied chamfers to the adjacent corner, and type X3
The Finished Chamfers