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Concept in SketchUp

Concept in SketchUp


Almost as soon as I saw the tall, one-room building that was this year's Creatin' Contest kit house, I knew I wanted to transform it into an old-style "sugar shack," also known as a maple-sugaring house (or in French-speaking Canada, a "cabane à sucre"). The sugar shacks that I've visited have had one tallish space for the evaporating of sap into maple syrup, and as soon as I started thinking about sugar shacks, I thought about the yummy goods that usually are sold next door, and then the Québec tradition of maple taffy pulling in snow...

... and I quickly had more ideas than I thought I might be able to handle!

So I used SketchUp, an AutoCad-type program, to create a plan for bashing the Contest kit and making scratch-built additions for the wood shed and the shop, and to try to keep my ideas reined in a little. :)

From the album:

2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

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I always plan, but not usually this tightly. Wasn't sure if I could stick to it... but I'll tell you, when a deadline is staring at you, a tight plan keeps (some of) your sanity intact. Glad I did it, now!!

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