Planning Efficient Lumber Use

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Our woodworking group shall be making a number of Adirondack Chairs
for a Summer season Camp devoted to youngsters with most cancers. For a
profitable mission,we are going to want an in depth and coomprehensive
design of the chairs, together with an meeting diagram,
orthographic view from prime, facet and entrance, an exploded view,
and every compoent with detailed dimensions. The next
footage present all these drawings.


Nevertheless, we additionally want a technique to effectively use the lumber on
hand for this mission. The lumber provide is mounted as it’s
particular previous development redwood recovered from a scorching tub. The
problem is to make use of this restricted lumber provide to attenuate
waste and to provide the utmost variety of chairs.

My strategy to this problem is to make use of SketchUp to plan how
chair parts are distributed to the given planks of
redwood. We have now available three distinctive plank configurations all
at 1 1/2-in. thickness.

 eight 1/2-in. Broad by 72-in. Lengthy
 5 1/2-in. Broad by 47-in. Lengthy
 5 1/Four-in. Broad by 60-in. Lengthy

Here’s a diagram of the redwood plank configurations.

Step one in my course of is to re-orient every of the
parts to allow them to lie flat on the planks, as they’d in
the store.

The subsequent steps are to maneuver these repositioned parts on prime
of the assorted plank configurations, and with trial and error,
discover the most effective arrangment for effectivity. There could also be a
laptop software that does this tedious work mechanically,
however I haven’t discovered it.

Listed below are my outcomes – first the legs for 4 chairs on the 5
1/Four-in. by 60-in. configuration

Listed below are the outcomes for the Arms on the 5 1/Four-in. by 60

Now I’m able to arrange a staff of woodworkers in order that they know
how you can use the lumber planks. Not solely do I get effectivity in
lumber use, but in addition enhance the labor effectivity of group

Right here is the video:




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