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Is Your Future Sketchy?

Is Your Future Sketchy?

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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.

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Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp

Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp

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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.

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Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUps Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

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

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Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

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Construction documents are usually more organized than they look. Learn some common symbols and drawing types that will help you find what you're looking for when you pick up a set of plans.

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Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model

Use SketchUp to create a 3D framing model

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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.

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ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

ORIENTAL GARDEN PERGOLA

Fascinated by the oriental architecture I decided to design my own pergola. Using the curves and fan shapes so commonly seen in China I designed and constructed this challenging projectnbsp...

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Keauhou mauka replacement deck

Keauhou mauka replacement deck

The finished replacement utility area/garden deck.  Note new, ABS plastic drain vent on wall behind reinstalled utility sink.  New, capped hollow tile wall protects deck and serves as low...

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Ipe` and Fypon with view by God

Ipe` and Fypon with view by God

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This was my first time using Ipe~ decking or Fypon railing. I made a trip to the Fypon Factory first to assure myself that it was indeed all that it was purported to be and came away impressed with...

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