Over the past four years, I have built over thirty sets of Jake chairs
and footstools. Each year, my wife says I should start to make Jake
chairs for kids. I know she is right but am not that good at
minimizing the plans and templates I already use.
Has anyone ever taken the plans for Jake chairs and miniaturized
them? I'm much more interested now as our first grandchild was born a
Any help is appreciated.
There are people here that are much more familiar with Sketchup than
am, and they'll give you more help. (Available as a free download
If you haven't used it, I've found that there is a rather steep
curve. However, once that's been partially mastered, the "Scale" tool
should be able to reduce the plans to any scale you choose.
You apply Scale to any and every component of the drawing (arm, leg,
back slat, etc) until the entire drawing is done in a smaller scale
I haven't looked, but I'm sure a standard Jake or Adarondack plan is
available from the Google Warehouse (also free) which you can scale
to kid's size.
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