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Wall Layout and Framing Basics for Simple Shed Project

Wall Layout and Framing Basics for Simple Shed Project

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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.

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A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

A Tale of Two Pitches: Exploring Off-Angle Roof Framing

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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.

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Supersize Me: Working with Details in SketchUp

Supersize Me: Working with Details in SketchUp

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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.

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Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

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.

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Switch-Up to SketchUp: Going Digital With Design

Switch-Up to SketchUp: Going Digital With Design

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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.

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Designers Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model

Designer's Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model

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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.

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Adding a Door Opening

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Adding a Door Opening

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.

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