Let's talk about sketching. The first sketch we received was from the designer Greg Chown (you can see other work by Mr. Chown here
). Tina will take the initial sketch and make a 3D sketch (using GOOGLE Sketch Up - it's free and really easy to use!). This serves a number of purposes: we can show our client a fairly accurate depiction of what the end result should look like, we can keep a record of the build and most importantly it really helps us start to figure out what materials we will need and the angles or lengths of cuts, etc.
The sketch with the red arrows was to show our client the actual parts that we selected from a manufacturer, to get approved.