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    A Double Chest of Drawers

    For my morning SketchUp practice I decided to draw up a model of a double chest I came across the other day. The original is dated to around 1850 and was made out of long leaf pine. It is well worn but appears to be in pretty good condition. It could be modified replacing the bottom six drawers with doors and make a nice sideboard/china cabinet. It would be a good "unplugged" project.


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    That is neat. Shadows no less! How many years does it take to be that good with Sketchup ??
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    Thanks Paul. The shadows are easy since SketchUp just puts them in when you turn them on.

    This model should be within the capability of even those who are fairly new to SketchUp. It's all drawn with native tools and no fancy gymnastics. The only thing that isn't native is the line style I used. I made that myself to look a bit hand drawn.

    This lowboy, on the other hand, might take a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    For my morning SketchUp practice......
    Said by no one ever than Dave himself

    In my case it would be more like . 'for my monthly morning Sketch up practice'...

    I like the doors thought myself. Another nice one Dave
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    Thanks, Ken.

    Have you ever seen this?

    And this:
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    Ken i also spotted that and thought "Yeah Right Rob....you better start morning sketchup practice" then i thought about how i best not go to sleep if i am going to give it ago with all my other morning activities it would be night before i get done with Sketchup.

    Dave on a light hearted note i can see this design being a winner with the younger generation. One assumption required. The draws on one side do not open unless all the draws on the other side are closed. This way when the draws on one side are left half or more open, the whole chest of draws does not teeter on the brink of toppling over of course assuming that contents in both sides are equal weight. Now finding the wall space for that design in a room well that's another thing altogether.
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    Rob, I think I'd screw the thing to the wall so it can't tip over. what's the fun of a chest of drawers if you can't pull the drawers out and use them like stairs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Thanks, Ken.

    Have you ever seen this?.....
    Well I have now, thanks! I like that 'tip your saw to 81.5', LOL, that should make all the difference in my sievetails

    & yes I caught the 'practice' reference
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    How's this, then?

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    where did you come across the original, Dave?
    I like the design, but not how the front bottom is flat. I would think that would end up rocking unless you have an exceptionally flat floor...
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