Drawing a Kumiko Panel

For those who’ve learn a couple of of my weblog posts concerning workflow in
SketchUp, you realize that I advocate drawing the elements in situ
and  leveraging the usage of elements. These  scale back
your work and enhance accuracy over drawing the elements
individually after which assembling the mannequin. Within the store there
comes a degree when it’s important to begin working to what you’ve
already constructed to ensure issues match accurately. I feel it’s
the identical in SketchUp, too.

kumiko sketch

In Tremendous Woodworking Journal #259 (Jan/Feb 2017), Michael
Pekovich exhibits find out how to construct a beautiful, delicate
Display Cabinet on a Stand
which incorporates a kumiko panel in
the door. He and Ben Strano made a calming quick video
known as The
Quiet Art of Kumiko
displaying find out how to lower and match the elements
for the panel.

Cab for kumiko

Once I was drawing the SketchUp mannequin of the show cupboard
to be used within the digital and printed plans, I had the chance
to attract that panel. As I used to be drawing it, I used to be considering
about find out how to simplify the development by duplicating elements as
a lot as attainable. I discovered that I actually didn’t have to know all
that many dimensions to be able to draw it precisely and it was
satisfying watching all of it come collectively.

Whereas I used to be watching Ben’s video, I seen within the background a
model of Michael’s
wall cabinet
from FWW#254 with a double kumiko panel within the
door. Since I already had the mannequin for that cupboard, I believed
I’d make a model just like the one within the video. Right here I’ll present
you ways I went about including the kumiko to the door of the

There’s a couple of key factors right here.

  • Use the prevailing door to assist work out the scale of the
    kumiko panel.
  • Use elements which are already drawn to make extra
    elements. Bear in mind to make use of Make Distinctive when acceptable.
  • Use adjoining elements to information laying out cuts. I consider
    this in a lot the identical method as tracing the define of 1 half on
    one other within the store.


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