Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - TheTimberTailor's posts Fine Homebuilding - TheTimberTailor's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/TheTimberTailor Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:50:43 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - TheTimberTailor's posts Fine Homebuilding - TheTimberTailor's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/TheTimberTailor <![CDATA[Cherry Fireplace Surround and Overmantle]]> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:34:08 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29200/cherry-fireplace-surround-and-overmantle http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29200/cherry-fireplace-surround-and-overmantle Cherry Fireplace Surround and Overmantle Posted by TheTimberTailor
The beveled mirror in this cherry surround and overmantle slides up effortlessly with a counterweight to reveal the TV screen hidden behind it. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/29200/cherry-fireplace-surround-and-overmantle
<![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[Arf, Arf! ??]]> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:31:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24822/arf-arf http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24822/arf-arf Arf, Arf! ?? Posted by TheTimberTailor
Dog days of summer prompt this whitetail deer to seek a cool, shady spot to oversee operations in my home shop. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/24822/arf-arf
<![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[Small shop, productive results]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:16:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23824/small-shop-productive-results http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23824/small-shop-productive-results Small shop, productive results Posted by TheTimberTailor
When it comes to tools and shops its not what you got but how you use it. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23824/small-shop-productive-results
<![CDATA[Chiroptophobics Beware]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:48:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22696/chiroptophobics-beware http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22696/chiroptophobics-beware Chiroptophobics Beware Posted by TheTimberTailor
Chiroptophobia is a fear of bats. While I'm not afraid of bats, this video is just the sort of thing that could push me over the edge into becoming chiroptophobic... so beware! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22696/chiroptophobics-beware
<![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
<![CDATA[Mud Math: Figuring Concrete Volume with SketchUp]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 01:28:55 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21805/mud-math-figuring-concrete-volume-with-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21805/mud-math-figuring-concrete-volume-with-sketchup Mud Math: Figuring Concrete Volume with SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
When figuring concrete for bidding or pouring it's important to get a reliable volume amount. Use SketchUp to do your "mud math" for confident results when you call for that big white truck... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21805/mud-math-figuring-concrete-volume-with-sketchup
<![CDATA[How to Calculate Rafters for Intersecting Roof Planes the Easy Way]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 01:52:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21701/how-to-calculate-rafters-for-intersecting-roof-planes-the-easy-way http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21701/how-to-calculate-rafters-for-intersecting-roof-planes-the-easy-way How to Calculate Rafters for Intersecting Roof Planes the Easy Way Posted by TheTimberTailor
Using SketchUp as a visual calculator can simplify rafter layout for intersecting roof planes. While common rafter layout is fairly quick and straightforward using a framing square and construction calculator watch this video to see how easy it is to layout a non-typical rafter. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21701/how-to-calculate-rafters-for-intersecting-roof-planes-the-easy-way
<![CDATA[Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 01:20:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21625/locate-your-building-on-a-plot-plan-with-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21625/locate-your-building-on-a-plot-plan-with-sketchup Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
With the challenges of setbacks, easements, drainage planning, and other code compliance issues, it's important to get the location for a structure properly on the lot. Google's free 3-D modeling software has some features that make drawing a plot plan a snap. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21625/locate-your-building-on-a-plot-plan-with-sketchup
<![CDATA[Simplify Rafter-Pattern-Layout Math with Google SketchUp]]> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:17:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21512/simplify-rafter-pattern-layout-math-with-google-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21512/simplify-rafter-pattern-layout-math-with-google-sketchup Simplify Rafter-Pattern-Layout Math with Google SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
SketchUp can be a useful option for layout and planning for cutting rafters. Check out this process for doing the math and see if it fits into your "bag-o-tricks" for carpentry or design projects. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/21512/simplify-rafter-pattern-layout-math-with-google-sketchup
<![CDATA[How To Use SketchUp's "Photo Match" Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 21:10:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17356/how-to-use-sketchups-photo-match-feature-to-efficiently-design-remodeling-projects http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17356/how-to-use-sketchups-photo-match-feature-to-efficiently-design-remodeling-projects How To Use SketchUp's Posted by TheTimberTailor
See how importing digital photos into SketchUp can jump-start the design process and aid bidding and selling your next built-in cabinet project. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17356/how-to-use-sketchups-photo-match-feature-to-efficiently-design-remodeling-projects
<![CDATA[Designer's Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model]]> Fri, 20 May 2011 23:57:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16728/designers-touch-create-light-fixtures-for-your-sketchup-model http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16728/designers-touch-create-light-fixtures-for-your-sketchup-model Designer's Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model Posted by TheTimberTailor
Sometimes a little bit of "bling" is just what a 3D model needs to get it from good to great. This post goes through steps to guide you through the process I use to create realistic, custom light fixture components to enhance models and impress clients. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16728/designers-touch-create-light-fixtures-for-your-sketchup-model
<![CDATA[Use SketchUp to Figure Crown Moulding Compound Miter Angles]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:23:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16387/use-sketchup-to-figure-crown-moulding-compound-miter-angles http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16387/use-sketchup-to-figure-crown-moulding-compound-miter-angles Use SketchUp to Figure Crown Moulding Compound Miter Angles Posted by TheTimberTailor
In Quick and Slick: Crown Moulding with SketchUp I mentioned showing how to use SketchUp to figure in-depth information for specific crown moulding profiles. This session of The Digital Jobsite shows just that: import your crown profile with the Photo Match feature, extrude it (using methods from the Quick and Slick blog post) then calculate compound miter settings for any corner angle. Note: This is a rather complex, in-depth process, not for the faint of heart... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16387/use-sketchup-to-figure-crown-moulding-compound-miter-angles
<![CDATA[Cheat Sheet for SketchUp: a Quick-Start Guide for 3D Modeling]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:52:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16369/cheat-sheet-for-sketchup-a-quick-start-guide-for-3d-modeling http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16369/cheat-sheet-for-sketchup-a-quick-start-guide-for-3d-modeling Cheat Sheet for SketchUp: a Quick-Start Guide for 3D Modeling Posted by TheTimberTailor
At first blush a digital 3D model can be intimidating and seem useless. With a little insight, however, a digital format offers some clear advantages over the tried and true models many of us have created over the years with nothing more than cardboard, tape and a utility knife. Watch the two video tutorials below for some insight into the advantages SketchUp has to offer... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16369/cheat-sheet-for-sketchup-a-quick-start-guide-for-3d-modeling
<![CDATA[How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:14:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16329/how-not-to-wire-a-garage-door-opener http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16329/how-not-to-wire-a-garage-door-opener How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener Posted by TheTimberTailor
Just when you think you've seen it all something like this comes along and... and you get a cramp in your neck from shaking your head... and wonder "WHAT" were they thinking? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16329/how-not-to-wire-a-garage-door-opener
<![CDATA[Quick and Slick: Install Crown Molding the SketchUp Way]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:51:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16273/quick-and-slick-install-crown-molding-the-sketchup-way http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16273/quick-and-slick-install-crown-molding-the-sketchup-way Quick and Slick: Install Crown Molding the SketchUp Way Posted by TheTimberTailor
Forget all the "cut upside-down and backwards" stuff you've learned about installing crown molding. On The Digital Job Site with SketchUp and the "Follow Me" tool even a novice can get perfect 3D installation every time! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16273/quick-and-slick-install-crown-molding-the-sketchup-way
<![CDATA[Note to Self: Always Put Paint in Trunk!]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:24:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16181/note-to-self-always-put-paint-in-trunk http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16181/note-to-self-always-put-paint-in-trunk Note to Self: Always Put Paint in Trunk! Posted by TheTimberTailor
How often to we head off to work without a concern of how tools, materials and supplies are loaded? For me its too often but these photos are a reminder to consider the consequences. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16181/note-to-self-always-put-paint-in-trunk
<![CDATA[Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 13:42:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16088/hip-to-be-square-pythagoras-in-the-digital-age http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16088/hip-to-be-square-pythagoras-in-the-digital-age Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age Posted by TheTimberTailor
Considering all the whiz-bang capabilities SketchUp has to offer, it's easy to overlook how helpful it can be for basic tasks. This episode shows how to calculate accurate (extremely precise, actually) square-up dimensions for any type of layout work with the "Cliculator". ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16088/hip-to-be-square-pythagoras-in-the-digital-age
<![CDATA[Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans]]> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:40:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15990/steps-in-the-right-direction-use-sketchups-tools-for-stairbuilding-plans http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15990/steps-in-the-right-direction-use-sketchups-tools-for-stairbuilding-plans Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans Posted by TheTimberTailor
The staircase model created in the Stairmathter blog post gets filled in with more details and components to calculate meaningful dimensions for code compliance and finish features ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15990/steps-in-the-right-direction-use-sketchups-tools-for-stairbuilding-plans
<![CDATA[Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding]]> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:49:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15911/stairmathter-use-sketchup-to-master-the-math-for-stairbuilding http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15911/stairmathter-use-sketchup-to-master-the-math-for-stairbuilding Stairmathter: Use SketchUp to Master the Math for Stairbuilding Posted by TheTimberTailor
Create a digital layout using jobsite dimensions and let SketchUp do the math to calculate cutting dimensions and angles for stair stringers accounting for finish floor thicknesses and other pertinent information. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15911/stairmathter-use-sketchup-to-master-the-math-for-stairbuilding
<![CDATA[Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job]]> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 22:53:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15402/digitile-use-a-sketchup-model-to-layout-estimate-and-build-a-takeoff-list-for-a-tiling-job http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15402/digitile-use-a-sketchup-model-to-layout-estimate-and-build-a-takeoff-list-for-a-tiling-job Digitile: Use a SketchUp Model to Layout, Estimate, and Build a Takeoff List for a Tiling-Job Posted by TheTimberTailor
No, digitile is not a typo for digital, its just my (lame?) title for using digital tools to layout, plan, and quantity of materials for a recent floor tile project. Here I give a brief overview of the process I used... see what you think. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15402/digitile-use-a-sketchup-model-to-layout-estimate-and-build-a-takeoff-list-for-a-tiling-job
<![CDATA[Fencing Lessons... Designing a Picket Fence with SketchUp]]> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:05:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15401/fencing-lessons-designing-a-picket-fence-with-sketchup http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15401/fencing-lessons-designing-a-picket-fence-with-sketchup Fencing Lessons... Designing a Picket Fence with SketchUp Posted by TheTimberTailor
Thinking of building a new fence once the ground thaws? Get a head start on the project by working out the design with a SketchUp model by using some of the drawing methods from this 3-part video tutorial. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15401/fencing-lessons-designing-a-picket-fence-with-sketchup
<![CDATA[I'll Fly if You'll Buy]]> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:12:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15044/ill-fly-if-youll-buy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15044/ill-fly-if-youll-buy I'll Fly if You'll Buy Posted by TheTimberTailor
It's breaktime, you're hot, you're tired and the call for beverages goes out. Looks like they sent the wrong guy this time! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15044/ill-fly-if-youll-buy
<![CDATA[Designing Patrick's Barn: Adding Window Components]]> Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:06:01 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14852/designing-patricks-barn-adding-window-components http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14852/designing-patricks-barn-adding-window-components Designing Patrick's Barn: Adding Window Components Posted by TheTimberTailor
With the roof configuration approved, the next step is to create a window component to add to the studio model. Using Silverline brand window schematic dimension as a guide, a realistic window model is created. This provides an opportunity to decide what, where and how many windows to use. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14852/designing-patricks-barn-adding-window-components
<![CDATA[Bridge Over Trouble]]> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 01:19:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14703/bridge-over-trouble http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14703/bridge-over-trouble Bridge Over Trouble Posted by TheTimberTailor
Everything seems normal enough on this bridge construction site until... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14703/bridge-over-trouble
<![CDATA[From Cardboard and Cutter to Click and Drag: Studio/Workshop Design in the Digital Age]]> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:56:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14634/from-cardboard-and-cutter-to-click-and-drag-studioworkshop-design-in-the-digital-age http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14634/from-cardboard-and-cutter-to-click-and-drag-studioworkshop-design-in-the-digital-age From Cardboard and Cutter to Click and Drag:  Studio/Workshop Design in the Digital Age Posted by TheTimberTailor
If there was ever a project to demonstrate the usefulness and versatility of SketchUp, it is Pat's Studio/Workshop design process. Follow along and learn ways to work through design issues on that project you have been putting off for so long... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14634/from-cardboard-and-cutter-to-click-and-drag-studioworkshop-design-in-the-digital-age
<![CDATA[Window of Opportunity: Using SketchUp's Component Warehouse]]> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 08:31:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14062/window-of-opportunity-using-sketchups-component-warehouse http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14062/window-of-opportunity-using-sketchups-component-warehouse Window of Opportunity: Using SketchUp's Component Warehouse Posted by TheTimberTailor
Learn how simple and useful it is to take advantage of a vast selection of components available free online to enhance your SketchUp model. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14062/window-of-opportunity-using-sketchups-component-warehouse
<![CDATA[Truss Bracing? We Don't Need No Stinking Truss Bracing!!!]]> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:46:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14065/truss-bracing-we-dont-need-no-stinking-truss-bracing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14065/truss-bracing-we-dont-need-no-stinking-truss-bracing Truss Bracing?  We Don't Need No Stinking Truss Bracing!!! Posted by TheTimberTailor
Truss Failure Recipe: Take one truss package, and install hastily on Friday; add one weekend, and whip with high winds; Serve up to builder's risk insurance company ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14065/truss-bracing-we-dont-need-no-stinking-truss-bracing
<![CDATA[How to Repair a Roof Flashing Boot (in a Flash)]]> Sat, 09 Oct 2010 00:33:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13604/how-to-repair-a-roof-flashing-boot-in-a-flash http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13604/how-to-repair-a-roof-flashing-boot-in-a-flash How to Repair a Roof Flashing Boot (in a Flash) Posted by TheTimberTailor
Here's a quick and trouble free way to repair a vent pipe roof flashing when the rubber seal part has failed from UV damage. Sure beats tearing out the whole flashing! ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13604/how-to-repair-a-roof-flashing-boot-in-a-flash
<![CDATA[Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component]]> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 23:47:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13442/jambing-with-sketchup-create-and-add-an-exterior-door-component http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13442/jambing-with-sketchup-create-and-add-an-exterior-door-component Jambing with SketchUp: Create and Add an Exterior Door Component Posted by TheTimberTailor
This Digital Jobsite session shows some ideas for using an "outline" method and SketchUp's "follow me" tool to create profiled millwork in an exterior door component for the shed model. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13442/jambing-with-sketchup-create-and-add-an-exterior-door-component
<![CDATA[Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Adding a Door Opening ]]> Sat, 11 Sep 2010 01:23:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13023/ch-ch-ch-changes-adding-a-door-opening http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13023/ch-ch-ch-changes-adding-a-door-opening Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Adding a Door Opening Posted by TheTimberTailor
These two video clips demonstrate how simple it is to make changes to an existing SketchUp model with the help of the Section Plane tool. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13023/ch-ch-ch-changes-adding-a-door-opening
<![CDATA[The Rafter You're After: Using SketchUp to Draw Roof Framing]]> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 06:30:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12866/the-rafter-youre-after-using-sketchup-to-draw-roof-framing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12866/the-rafter-youre-after-using-sketchup-to-draw-roof-framing The Rafter You're After: Using SketchUp to Draw Roof Framing Posted by TheTimberTailor
This series of video clips demonstrates techniques to lay out and draw common rafters using a "layout plane" method to simplify the process. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12866/the-rafter-youre-after-using-sketchup-to-draw-roof-framing
<![CDATA[Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model]]> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:05:43 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12812/use-sketchup-to-create-a-3d-framing-model http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12812/use-sketchup-to-create-a-3d-framing-model Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model Posted by TheTimberTailor
These short video clips show how you can quickly create a 3D model of a simple framed structure. See how to use some basic SketchUp functions and features to plan a project. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12812/use-sketchup-to-create-a-3d-framing-model
<![CDATA[Light in the Tunnel: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 4]]> Thu, 03 Jun 2010 22:44:11 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12351/light-in-the-tunnel-a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-4 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12351/light-in-the-tunnel-a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-4 Light in the Tunnel: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 4 Posted by TheTimberTailor
Like waking up from a nightmare, there is relief in wrapping up this rebuilding project. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12351/light-in-the-tunnel-a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-4
<![CDATA[A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly]]> Fri, 21 May 2010 22:01:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12352/a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-3-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12352/a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-3-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 3:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Posted by TheTimberTailor
The part of the Crawlspace Nightmare that I wish wasn't real after waking up. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12352/a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-3-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
<![CDATA[After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2]]> Fri, 14 May 2010 23:27:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12301/after-shock-a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-2 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12301/after-shock-a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-2 After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2 Posted by TheTimberTailor
After the initial shock of finding so much deterioration of the wood in this crawlspace, its time to plan repairs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12301/after-shock-a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare-part-2
<![CDATA[SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard]]> Fri, 14 May 2010 05:44:52 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12274/sketchup-for-builders-and-remodelers-build-a-virtual-lumber-yard http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12274/sketchup-for-builders-and-remodelers-build-a-virtual-lumber-yard SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard Posted by TheTimberTailor
Remodeler Matt Jackson introduces SketchUp — the easy-to-use free 3D drawing software from Google — as a great tool for planning and selling small construction projects. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12274/sketchup-for-builders-and-remodelers-build-a-virtual-lumber-yard
<![CDATA[A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare]]> Wed, 12 May 2010 16:17:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12124/a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12124/a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Posted by TheTimberTailor
I admit I was caught off guard on this one.  Usually I can tell when I'm about to open up a proverbial can of worms, but not this time.  My current client asked me simply enough to... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12124/a-moldy-crawlspace-nightmare