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As I progress along the Sketchup learning curve, I have run out of ideas.

So, do any of you have a project in mind that you need plans for?

Saying that, I can't promise they will be accurate, but I will give it my best shot and you should be able to build it from the various views.
Oh yeah, Keep it simple, please.

If more than one project is requested, I will have to decide which one to select based on my current skills, not favoritism.

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As I progress along the Sketchup learning curve, I have run out of ideas.

So, do any of you have a project in mind that you need plans for?

Saying that, I can't promise they will be accurate, but I will give it my best shot and you should be able to build it from the various views.
Oh yeah, Keep it simple, please.

If more than one project is requested, I will have to decide which one to select based on my current skills, not favoritism.

Thanks
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Sounds as if you are having fun with Sketchup. I have one for you. I need a table that will sit beneath a window. It needs to be 70" long, 25" tall, and about 15-18" deep. I would like 2 drawers in the front apron. I hope to add an inlay of some sort to the top. Hopefully Sketchup can show me how the proportions will look. Legs will be 1 1/2" tapered to ? starting just below the apron, or maybe just ~4" from the bottom. Not sure. 3/4" for the rest. I will use a Domino for the mortises. Cherry wood. I suck at design.

So if you have nothing better to do....

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Thanks. I have a couple of projects suggested so far. I may be able to do both.
Len, I will work on yours first.

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Sounds as if you are having fun with Sketchup. I have one for you. I need a table that will sit beneath a window. It needs to be 70" long, 25" tall, and about 15-18" deep. I would like 2 drawers in the front apron. I hope to add an inlay of some sort to the top. Hopefully Sketchup can show me how the proportions will look. Legs will be 1 1/2" tapered to ? starting just below the apron, or maybe just ~4" from the bottom. Not sure. 3/4" for the rest. I will use a Domino for the mortises. Cherry wood. I suck at design.

So if you have nothing better to do....

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Is the top gong to be 3/4" thick with a 1 1/2 inch edge band or what? Plywood or solid lumber?

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Is the top gong to be 3/4" thick with a 1 1/2 inch edge band or what? Plywood or solid lumber?
Thanks Mike. The collaboration should be fun.

The top will be solid Cherry. I hadn't thought about an edge banding. Same as with breadboard ends - hopefully not. Open to suggestions. As I said I suck big time at design. Reasonably adept at building.

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Thanks Mike. The collaboration should be fun.

The top will be solid Cherry. I hadn't thought about an edge banding. Same as with breadboard ends - hopefully not. Open to suggestions. As I said I suck big time at design. Reasonably adept at building.

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What size for the legs? 3 inches sq at the top to start? Or...
Tapered, huh? GULP!

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What size for the legs? 3 inches sq at the top to start? Or...
Tapered, huh? GULP!
I figured the legs would start out 1.5 or 1.75 square at the top.
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I figured the legs would start out 1.5 or 1.75 square at the top.
Hmmm...pretty skinny legs.

I will play with the three inchers, tapering to 2 inches square at the floor and see.

Then we can go from there. Do you have any pics or links to what gave you the inspiration?

I built a table for my nephew to use at college. I didn't taper the legs, just cut off each corner to create four equal miters. I turned out pretty nice. He is a big guy, but the little table is still in one piece.

See pic below. The legs started out at three inches square...or was it 3 1/4? I forgot, Two 2x4's glued together and planed down on all four sides.
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Here is what I have so far.
I still need to bone up on creating tapered legs.
I plan to make the front apron deeper in the middle area where the two drawers will go. Starting at the leg, the apron is 3 1/2 inches wide. I will make it wider where the drawers go...may 6-7 inches.

Are you going to build inset drawers or half inch over lay with false drawer fronts?

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