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Forum topic by Gampy323 posted 12-17-2014 04:06 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2014 04:06 PM

hello all….happy holidays…..I am new here and trying to find my way around… question is this, I saw a nice plan for a toy chest online…’s great, but it seems too small… there some trick to making the toy box larger and also keeping it to correct proportion….....thanks so much in advance for any help you can provide.

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 04:11 PM

I use .25 graph paper to scale up, or scale down, projects.
If I was any good with Sketchup, I’d use that.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 05:16 PM

As long as you multiply all dimensions by the same factor you will keep the same proportions.

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 07:09 PM

..On the other hand, some elements may look out of proportion if increased in size such as, perhaps, the stiles and rails. For instance, say you’ve designed a full size bed with 4” dia. posts. If you decide to make it a king size bed instead, you normally wouldn’t make the posts 6” dia., unless the plan calls for over-sized features.

There aren’t always firm rules. I make scaled drawings so I can gauge the proportions for myself. If you don’t trust your design judgement, you could always post scaled sketches here and get opinions.

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 02:43 PM

thank you all”.......I will let you know how my toy chest turns out….....Travis,....I sure looked past the

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