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Plumsquare's picture

there has got to be a simple approach to drawing raised panel doors than what I am using. I have seen several tutorials on different subjects but not one specifically for raised panels.

Dave? anyone?

LARRY

 

"Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible"

St. Francis of Assisi

DaveRichards's picture

Raised Panels (post #155301, reply #1 of 5)

Larry, I've done DCB blog entries in the past on raised panel doors although they may have been done on the old blog platform.

What do you need to end up with from your doors? Are you looking at drawing all five parts as separate components or do you just need to represent a raised panel door? If you need the five parts, what are you thinking about for edge profiles on the rails and stiles and what profile would your raised panel have?

I'll put something together tonight for you.

Dave

Plumsquare's picture

raised panels (post #155301, reply #2 of 5)

I would like to learn both. if i need  a quick drawing for a customer or a detailed drawing for the shop with a cut list. i am currently working on doors with 1/4 round with step on the stiles & rails and coved panels. The door will only be 10-1/2" wide by 48" tall so it will have 2 panel and a mid rail.

Thanks for any help that you can give me.

 

Larry 

LARRY

 

"Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible"

St. Francis of Assisi

DaveRichards's picture

Done. (post #155301, reply #3 of 5)

Larry, I did a quick tutorial for you here: http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/30274/easy-and-easier-raised-panel-doors

I'll add a thing for the tall door after I get my boy to bed.

larinUP's picture

Tutorial (post #155301, reply #4 of 5)

   Dave,

Liked your tutorial, especially the second method. We discussed making everything in place before at SMC a long time ago. At the time I did not appreciate the advise, but now I'm a believer. 

 

Using the rectangle - push/pull method is very efficient - few or no measurements,   not necessary to use move tool, etc. Components are a must for this method.

 

You can't over emphasize what you said at the conclusion:

"One last thing I would like to point out about the way I drew the five-piece door. Everything was drawn in place. Once I had the stiles in place, all of the other dimensions of the door parts are based on them. I didn't draw any components somewhere else and move them into place."

 

larinUP (the other Larry)

DaveRichards's picture

Thank you Larry. I'm glad (post #155301, reply #5 of 5)

Thank you Larry.

I'm glad it was helpful for you. I'm also happy that the build things in place stuff makes sense.

I have seen some SketchUp tutorials that show building models by drawing each part laid out on the ground plane and then moving them into place to assemble the model. This method is always prone to errors and requires a lot more work. It also means you have to know every dimension to be able to draw the parts. In the five part door, I had no need to know the length of the rails or the length and width of the panel. I knew they had to fit and that was enough. Once the model is completed, I'll let the cutlist tell me how big the pieces need to be.

Cheers,

 

Dave