Google Sketchup for Timber Framing Design

I found Luke Sheneman’s post on using Google Sketchup in his blog Timber Framing a North Idaho Cabin. Luke did some nice renderings, and he claims, quickly. I need to see if I can do curved timbers and more organic forms with the tool, such at this studio I recently finished.

Luke, if you read this, the braces going out from the posts to the eves are not necessary and will be extra work and grief (any timber supported by 3 points is more grief to get the joints to come together nicely — avoid when you can).

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