Sketchup Craftsman toy/Blanket Chest

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Project by schroeder posted 05-12-2008 01:47 PM 6675 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have admired the many toy/blanket chests I’ve seen posted here, but could never find the plans I was looking for, so I thoought I’d try my hand at designing one (not my strong suit).

I started designing this blanket/toy chest with 2 panels, then decided 3 panels looked better. – Am building this for friends, I know there are some other Sketchup geeks here, so I thought I’d share the model. Sketchup is such a cool tool, I sat down Sat, designed in Sketchup, printed out a parts list and had the legs & framework complete Sunday night!
Sketchup Link:

Hopefully, someone will find useful!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 05-12-2008 02:14 PM


Thanks for the post. It does look like you have done a good job with the design and Sketchup modeling. I have been considering making something for the grandkids toys and this looks pretty good.

I think that it is wonderful for you to be willing to share this model as well. For those of us on the steep side of the Sketchup learning curve it is most appreciated.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 05:51 PM

Google Sketchup Rocks, I think everyone should give it a try, IT’S FREE. You did a great job on your design.


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#3 posted 05-12-2008 07:13 PM

Very cool Schroeder. Looks to me like you’re hooked….:)

-- Bob

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#4 posted 05-12-2008 09:51 PM

Looks very cool. I’m trying to get up to speed with sketchup myself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-13-2008 02:59 AM

Thanks all! – If someone can use it or if it inspires them to try Sketchup, then I’m glad to post it!
Bob – uh, ya! – hooked is the word for it. I pretty much draw out EVERYTHING! Its nice just to see the proportions and saves me TONS of time and lumber! – You’ve been a great help, Thanks Bob!
(Gary – you’ll love it when you see what it can do).

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#6 posted 05-14-2008 02:47 PM


Great design and drawing.

I’m still at the beginning stages of learning sketchup.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 09-28-2008 01:11 AM

Good design and drawing.

Skechup is a good designing program.

-- Jason, Missouri

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 07:46 PM

The sketchup plans aren’t on the site anymore. Would you be able to send them to me if you still have them?

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 08:00 PM

I just looked them up – here is the link. – if you still can’t get to it, P.M. me and I’ll email you a set!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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