Just like my window seat bookcase project, I am making slooowwww progress with my next woodworking plan. With You Can Build The Versatile Media Cabinet, I am taking the time needed to make it as close to magazine quality as possible.
The Photoshop process for creating custom sketchy edges is being used for every image and I continue to refine and get faster with the method of selectively adding pen flourishes to images output from SketchUp (see the process here).
The cover page shows why I call this media cabinet versatile. The modular shape of the cabinet enables the builder to add or take away drawers as they like. Click the image to enlarge…
One thing under consideration: re-working this page to show just one version of the media cabinet. The cover shows four different configurations. My concern is these options will create inquiries requesting help with these other versions. In the plan, I walk the reader step-by-step throught the construction process for the three drawer version only. What do you think? Should I focus on just one layout for the plan or show how the cabinet can be changed to fit other needs? Let me know in the comments.
Here are some screen shots of select pages…
The resolution of these screen shots are not as crisp as need be. Here is a clickable view of illustration 8b…
Again, the process I use in Photoshop not only enables me to add sketchy edges only where I want them, I have added lines in certain areas to enhance what is provided by SketchUp. I can then cause these lines to fade which is a more realistic pen drawn look.
My longest woodworking plan is 27 pages. This one is looking like it will be in the neighborhood of 20 pages. At the rate I am going, finishing this plan is at least a month away.
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