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.

The Wonders (and Winners) of SketchUp

As of September 30th, LumberJocks’ Virtual Dining Table Challenge came to and end. Did you get in on the challenge? There are a number of great entries from those fluent in SketchUp as well as from first-timers that show fantastic promise with the free design program. I was a bit envious of some of...

Tag Teaming Google SketchUp

One of my goals for this year at Popular Woodworking magazine is to become sufficiently adept with a technical drawing program. We have to have simple, accurate line drawings of projects that are sent to artists who turn the plans into the works of art that you’ve come to rely on from the magazine....

SketchUp — A New Toy and Good News for Readers

Here at Popular Woodworking, we design and build our own projects. We follow the same process most woodworkers do; we make some sketches, we talk about the project and we make working drawings to use in the shop. The drawings you see in the pages of the magazine start life as the drawings we...