SketchUp News

Discover the wide world of Google SketchUp for woodworkers: download the program for free, watch easy to understand SketchUp tutorials, and stay up to date with the latest in SketchUp news that might effect the way you design and build furniture. You’ll also find a wide array of access a wide array of SketchUp models of furniture and woodworking projects. No matter what furniture styles you prefer, you’ll find it here. Before you know it, SketchUp with become your design tool of choice.

Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Now Available

The easiest projects to make are those you’ve built once before. Most woodworkers only tackle furniture projects once in a lifetime and then move on to something else. So the next best thing is to build something mentally, visualizing how the pieces and parts fit together. Google SketchUp makes this mental process extremely close...

Wood Movement Calculator for SketchUp

A nickel in summer, a dime in winter is a seat of the pants method for figuring gaps around drawers and doors. If you’d like something more precise, and you’d like to be able to make calculations as you design a project in SketchUp, Joe Zeh has developed a plug-in that you should know...

SketchUp Shop Class Part Two On Demand Now Online

The second session of Shop Class On Demand,SketchUp for Woodworkers, Part 2, Advanced Techniques is now available for immediate download in our store. If you’ve worked your way through Part 1, you can now continue to learn how to use Google’s SketchUp (a free download) to model your next project with speed and accuracy....

SketchUp Shop Class on CD Available Now

My new video, Shop Class: SketchUp for Woodworkers Part 1, Getting Started has been a big hit, the on demand downloadable version is the number one selling item in our store, and I’m happy to announce that this same class is available on CD. If you’re on a slow internet connection, don’t like to...

SketchUp for Woodworkers: Review and FAQ

Last week we released the first of two SketchUp “Shop Classes” in the BookShop. In the first class, “SketchUp for Woodworkers Part 1: Getting Started,” Robert W. Lang teaches you the essential techniques to use SketchUp for a variety of woodworking applications. Many have already purchased the on-demand video download and others have ordered...

SketchUp Shop Class Now In Session

We’ve been teasing our blog readers for a couple weeks now about our new online “Shop Class on Demand” for SketchUp and I’m happy to announce that it it now up and running in our store. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to use SketchUp, or tried it but gave up in frustration,...

SketchUp Shop Class Coming Soon

Along with updating the look of the magazine, we’ve been busy working on some new ways to share knowledge. We’re big fans of the free modeling program SketchUp and in the next week or so you’ll have the chance to join me in a two-part online class. And a few weeks after the classes...