Mitered Frames–Different Means to the Same End

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September 27th, 2015 in blogs

Last week I did a couple of on-line training sessions with a fellow woodworker. He’s just getting started with SketchUp and using a bedside table he’s planning to build as a subject for learning the program. He wanted to create what amounts to a mitered box for the base with a mitered frame on top of it. He first wanted to know how to draw the miters and then later he wanted to add radiused edges to the frame as in the image, above.

Here are a few different approaches to get to the same point. Although I’m showing the radiused edges that my student was after, the same approaches would apply to more complex shapes for things like crown moldings or mitered frame and panel doors.

Miter First

So here we are starting from a basic frame drawn with the components overlapping. This gives the parts at their full length. There are a couple of methods available to miter the ends. You could open the component for editing, draw diagonals on the top face from the inside corner to the outside and then Push/Pull…

…or you could select the back vertical edge and use the Move tool to move it in

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