Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Digital Job Site" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Digital Job Site" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/digital-job-site Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:12 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Digital Job Site" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Digital Job Site" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/digital-job-site <![CDATA[CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers]]> Sun, 12 May 2013 21:50:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28756/cnc-manufactured-framing-replaces-site-built-custom-dormers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28756/cnc-manufactured-framing-replaces-site-built-custom-dormers CNC-Manufactured Framing Replaces Site-Built Custom Dormers Posted by TheTimberTailor
Question: What do each of these carpentry disciplines have in common; millwork, windows, cabinets, doors and stairs? Answer: In the not-to-distant past, each of these tasks was performed on-site by highly skilled carpenters. New applications of digital capabilities assure more change is inevitable as shown here with CNC fabrication of complex roof-framing assemblies. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28756/cnc-manufactured-framing-replaces-site-built-custom-dormers
<![CDATA[Wall Layout and Framing Basics for Simple Shed Project]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:06:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28636/wall-layout-and-framing-basics-for-simple-shed-project http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28636/wall-layout-and-framing-basics-for-simple-shed-project Wall Layout and Framing Basics for Simple Shed Project Posted by TheTimberTailor
Accurate wall layout and construction are key to building this sturdy shed project. Get insight into basic wall framing layout and assembly procedures using a SketchUp shed model to understand how plates, studs, headers and cripples become the supporting structure for the roof, siding, door and window. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28636/wall-layout-and-framing-basics-for-simple-shed-project
<![CDATA[Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:44:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28480/begin-with-the-end-in-mind-shed-layout-and-floor-framing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28480/begin-with-the-end-in-mind-shed-layout-and-floor-framing Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing Posted by TheTimberTailor
Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28480/begin-with-the-end-in-mind-shed-layout-and-floor-framing
<![CDATA[A Step Ahead to Build a Shed]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:38:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28342/a-step-ahead-to-build-a-shed http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28342/a-step-ahead-to-build-a-shed A Step Ahead to Build a Shed Posted by TheTimberTailor
Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28342/a-step-ahead-to-build-a-shed
<![CDATA[Graduate from a 3D Modeling Apprenticeship]]> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 14:44:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28202/graduate-from-a-3d-modeling-apprenticeship http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28202/graduate-from-a-3d-modeling-apprenticeship Graduate from a 3D Modeling Apprenticeship Posted by TheTimberTailor
Finish building 100 stackable sawhorses to complete your Introduction to 3D modeling and graddduate with a degree that's worth exactly what you paid. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28202/graduate-from-a-3d-modeling-apprenticeship
<![CDATA[A 3D Apprenticeship: Day Two]]> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:14:49 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28128/a-3d-apprenticeship-day-two http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28128/a-3d-apprenticeship-day-two A 3D Apprenticeship: Day Two Posted by TheTimberTailor
For an apprentice, building a set of sawhorses is a great way to learn use of basic tools to mark, measure and cut. It can teach a 3D modeller equally worthwhile skills. On "Day Two" of this three part series, learn how to make angled legs for simple sawhorses. (Sorry, I inserted the wrong video link when this post first went public. The correct "Day Two" video is linked now) ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28128/a-3d-apprenticeship-day-two
<![CDATA[Carpenter's Introduction to 3D Modelling]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:56:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28108/carpenters-introduction-to-3d-modelling http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28108/carpenters-introduction-to-3d-modelling Carpenter's Introduction to 3D Modelling Posted by TheTimberTailor
Are you intimidated by 3D modelling? Get past your initial hesitation and frustration by beginning with some basics. Begin your 3D apprenticeship by building a hundred horses. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28108/carpenters-introduction-to-3d-modelling
<![CDATA[Deck Stair Layout 101]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:05:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27439/deck-stair-layout-101 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27439/deck-stair-layout-101 Deck Stair Layout 101 Posted by TheTimberTailor
Deck stair layout is simple, right? Probably right, unless it's the first time you've tackled the task. With numerous "stair calculators" available, figuring rise and run dimensions is easy. Applying those dimensions is another matter. Watch this tutorial to see how to layout a basic set of deck stairs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27439/deck-stair-layout-101
<![CDATA[Exploring Octagonal Roof Framing with SketchUp]]> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:24:30 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26675/exploring-octagonal-roof-framing-with-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26675/exploring-octagonal-roof-framing-with-sketchup Exploring Octagonal Roof Framing with SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
Octagonal roofs are always a focal point. Whether used as a unique architectural feature for a sun or breakfast room or an attractive gazebo, their unique shape draws attention. Explore this framing model to see components required to create this novel roof shape. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26675/exploring-octagonal-roof-framing-with-sketchup
<![CDATA[Is Your Future Sketchy?]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:25:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26322/is-your-future-sketchy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26322/is-your-future-sketchy Is Your Future Sketchy? Posted by TheTimberTailor
A New Year's resolution to learn how to use SketchUp for tackling project plans and design might be just the motivation needed to make your future a little less sketchy. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26322/is-your-future-sketchy
<![CDATA[Free Visual Construction Calculator at The Digital Jobsite!]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:51:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26269/free-visual-construction-calculator-at-the-digital-jobsite http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26269/free-visual-construction-calculator-at-the-digital-jobsite Free Visual Construction Calculator at The Digital Jobsite! Posted by TheTimberTailor
Quick! what's 137-13/16" divided by 11? What is 3-17/64" times 19? What is 1/7th of 51-9/16"? What is the volume of a cylinder 21-1/2" in diameter and 43-5/8" tall? Get your very own VISUAL CONSTRUCTION CALCULATOR by visiting The Digital Jobsite to find answers like these and many, many more! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26269/free-visual-construction-calculator-at-the-digital-jobsite
<![CDATA[A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:27:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26054/a-tale-of-two-pitches-exploring-off-angle-roof-framing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26054/a-tale-of-two-pitches-exploring-off-angle-roof-framing A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing Posted by TheTimberTailor
Explore framing complexities that result when roofs of two different pitches intersect. A SketchUp model helps clarify how various rafters and framing components are assembled in an "off angle" hip and valley configuration. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26054/a-tale-of-two-pitches-exploring-off-angle-roof-framing
<![CDATA[Supersize Me: Working with Details in SketchUp]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:41:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23247/supersize-me-working-with-details-in-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23247/supersize-me-working-with-details-in-sketchup Supersize Me: Working with Details in SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
The best way to work on small, detailed parts in SketchUp models it to Super-size them. This video shows how to eliminate frustration when drawing small, detailed parts. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23247/supersize-me-working-with-details-in-sketchup
<![CDATA[Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:40:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25733/paint-scheme-ing-with-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25733/paint-scheme-ing-with-sketchup Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25733/paint-scheme-ing-with-sketchup
<![CDATA[Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing]]> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:36:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24299/working-model-quick-results-from-an-unrefined-sketchup-drawing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24299/working-model-quick-results-from-an-unrefined-sketchup-drawing Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing Posted by TheTimberTailor
This video series shows how an unrefined 3D SketchUp model will help get quick answers to design and dimension questions. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24299/working-model-quick-results-from-an-unrefined-sketchup-drawing
<![CDATA[Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:24:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22543/model-and-measure-de-mystifying-hip-roof-framing-by-measuring-in-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22543/model-and-measure-de-mystifying-hip-roof-framing-by-measuring-in-sketchup Model and Measure: De-Mystifying Hip Roof Framing by Measuring in SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
Measuring a modeled hip roof is a foolproof way to measure all the rafters for a complete hip roof. This third of 3 parts shows the process to obtain perfect measurements for rafter layout. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22543/model-and-measure-de-mystifying-hip-roof-framing-by-measuring-in-sketchup
<![CDATA[Model & Measure: Hip Roof Framing De-Mystified by Modeling in SketchUp]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:19:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22522/model-measure-hip-roof-framing-de-mystified-by-modeling-in-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22522/model-measure-hip-roof-framing-de-mystified-by-modeling-in-sketchup Model & Measure: Hip Roof Framing De-Mystified by Modeling in SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
Modeling hip roof framing components in the digital realm is comparable in complexity to cutting hip rafters on a jobsite. In either case, an understanding of roof geometry along with a handful of helpful hints makes for satisfying results. This tutorial will help de-mystify the process for modeling rafters with SketchUp ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22522/model-measure-hip-roof-framing-de-mystified-by-modeling-in-sketchup
<![CDATA[Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:36:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22356/model-measure-part-one-hip-rafters-de-mystified-by-visualizing-in-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22356/model-measure-part-one-hip-rafters-de-mystified-by-visualizing-in-sketchup Model & Measure Part One: Hip Rafters De-mystified by Visualizing in SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
Visualizing the relatively complex geometry of a hip rafter can be difficult. Visualizing a hip rafter in a 3D SketchUp model is easy and confirms the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand words". This blog post is an attempt to demystify hip rafter geometry by visualizing it with SketchUp's digital capabilities. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22356/model-measure-part-one-hip-rafters-de-mystified-by-visualizing-in-sketchup
<![CDATA[Switch-Up to SketchUp: Going Digital With Design]]> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:04:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22040/switch-up-to-sketchup-going-digital-with-design http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22040/switch-up-to-sketchup-going-digital-with-design Switch-Up to SketchUp: Going Digital With Design Posted by TheTimberTailor
If you want to take advantage of the many features offered by switching to a digital design format check out this tutorial for some insight into ways SketchUp can SpeedUp the process. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22040/switch-up-to-sketchup-going-digital-with-design
<![CDATA[Medallion Magic: Design and Layout of Inlay Patterns]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:36:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21990/medallion-magic-design-and-layout-of-inlay-patterns http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21990/medallion-magic-design-and-layout-of-inlay-patterns Medallion Magic: Design and Layout of Inlay Patterns Posted by TheTimberTailor
With an infinite number of design possibilities for inlay designs, consider this method for working through the planning process. Take advantage of the Rotate Tool at the Digital Jobsite to layout any configuration that comes to mind ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21990/medallion-magic-design-and-layout-of-inlay-patterns