New Project – Kitchen Dresser – 1750

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It’s at all times powerful to resolve on a brand new venture. It was once
simpler—we had gaps and particular wants within the dwelling. However now the
rooms are saturated with home-built museum replicas. So I’ve
to contemplate the place the brand new venture finally ends up. Generally
that means the shed out again, and even there, area is
restricted. The kids’s properties are additionally stuffed with my furnishings, so
not many choices there.

Lastly, after reviewing my quite a few books for an thought, I’ve
chosen to switch an outdated piece in the home with a kitchen
dresser as proven in Lester Margon’s e-book, “Masterpieces of
American Furnishings”. I’ve some good sugar pine that may work
nicely with this era piece. Right here is the SketchUp mannequin.

Assembly Shadow

Usually I begin a venture in SketchUp with a photograph picture. On this
case, Margon reveals a good looking one-page drawing of the dresser.
I needed to enhance the standard of the scanned photos that I
import to SketchUp. Usually, I exploit decrease high quality blurry and
“keystoned” photos that make it tougher to duplicate detailed

My thought for bettering the picture of Margon’s
drawing was to use an iPhone hooked up to a
tripod (I don’t have a flowery digicam). I developed a
SketchUp drawing for an attachment mechanism as proven


Right here is the association I used with the tripod.


The tripod allowed exact changes in order that the
iPhone might be squared up with the web page within the e-book.
After capturing your entire drawing, I zoomed in to particular
formed areas of the dresser, such because the scrollwork on the
header, sides, and crown molding. These closeups made it simpler
to trace-over and seize these intricate shapes and

Listed below are the pictures in SketchUp. You possibly can see the trace-over
shapes that I’ve captured in SketchUp. After all, all of those
photos are adjusted to full scale in SketchUp.


Listed below are nearer views in X-ray. Utilizing this technique of capturing
the pictures supplied sharper edges within the background for my
trace-over of arcs and contours.

Upper Skirt Shape

Shape Middle Side



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