SketchUp Ogee Rail & Stile Template Available
I couldn't ignore the buzz any longer. I began my quest to learn SketchUp a few days ago by printing out the 370 page user's manual, watched a number of video training clips online and lurked around a few threads. Below are some pics of a wall cabinet I created that features a 3/8" rail and stile ogee molding. I made the cabinet by making each of the parts groups, so if anyone would want a copy, you can disassemble the drawing and extract the rail or stile and adapt to your project. It is a faithful rendering of the Amana InStile bits I just received.
I am finding it easier to convert the drawing's parts into groups rather than components. I was finding that what I thought were going to be identical pieces actually required some individual tweaking, so making items into components didn't work since what is done on one duplicate component is automatically copied on all other components. I suppose if I were dead sure that ALL items would continue to be identical throughout the design, I would use the component feature. I would be interested in hearing why you use components instead of groups other than the component's ability to make changes to all components by changing one.
The exploded view showing the panel door is a portrayal of the Sommerfeld offset tongue and groove cabinet making bits. They are proving to be a great way to build dead-on square cabinets that are very strong as well. The last photo shows a face frame stile that is aligned with a cabinet side. The tongue and groove provides plenty of glueing surface. I use my Domino to attach the face frame rails and stiles to one another - with great precision, strength and speed.
Last edited by Jeff Wright; 05-15-2007 at 02:26 AM.
Treasure Island FL