Bizibilder has been thinking about upgrading (i.e. rebuilding) his observatory. The one he has is fine but is a bit small and offers little protection for himself or the computer on a cold winters night!
He has been using Sketchup – which is, he has discovered, very easy to use for this sort of 3D design work and can be learned quite quickly. It leaves you with a fully dimensioned drawing of more or less anything you wish and have the time to produce. The drawing below represents about four hours work – and that is by someone who is essentially starting from scratch.
All that is missing from this “roll off roof” design are the roof panels – as they would hide all the constructional details. The design is 7’ x 9’. There is a panel under the front edge of the roof that is the front of a small so-called “warm room” – unheated but out of the cold and wind!!
And with the roof closed: