Author Archives: Joe Zeh

Joe Zeh

About Joe Zeh

Joe Zeh has over 35 years experience in the high-tech computer and graphics industry, ranging from computer design to executive management. Joe is no stranger to 3-D CAD. While at ATI Technologies Inc., the 3-D graphics company now owned by AMD, Joe was vice president and general manager of 3-D Graphics. His responsibilities included the development of Radeon graphics chips and software drivers for Direct3D, OpenGL and AutoCAD. Joe is a lifelong woodworker. He has combined his love of woodworking with his knowledge of 3-D; he teaches SketchUp, both video and live courses, and writes SketchUp Ruby script plugins for woodworking. Joe maintains a woodworking website (www.srww.com) and blog (www.srww.com/blog).

Cherry Chest Plans To Match The Cherry Bedside Table

A reader of this blog requested plans for the Cherry Chest that matches the Cherry Bedside Table. The Cherry Bedside Table was the topic of a nine part series I posted here called Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUp. Thanks to him I am posting the SketchUp Model and the PDF...

Trundle Bed Project in SketchUp

I design a lot of furniture in SketchUp. Some of it requires the SketchUp user to use intermediate or expert SketchUp skills. In the interest of sparking reader questions I thought I would share some of these designs. This Trundle Bed project is a good example. Take a look at the...

SketchUp Tricks Part 3

This trick is subtitled: Don’t Follow SketchUp Documentation When Using the Follow Me Tool I teach SketchUp both live and in videos. I get numerous questions and I mentally log them in categories such as printing to scale, primitives, layers, stickiness etc. One of the most frequently asked questions is how...

SketchUp Tricks Part 2

This post is Part 2 of a multi-part series on SketchUp Tricks. More precisely, methods of modeling that save time. In SketchUp Tricks Part 1 I showed you some methods to draw boards with symmetrical ends and resize those boards more efficiently. For example, a rail with symmetrical tenons. I also...

SketchUp Tricks Part 1

This post is Part 1 of a multi-part series on SketchUp Tricks. More precisely, methods of modeling that save time. Today I am going to show you some methods to draw boards with symmetrical ends and resize those boards more efficiently. I am also going to demonstrate how to use components...

Correction To Cherry Bedside Table

Last week I posted shop drawings for a Cherry Bedside Table. Some how a mortise was left out of the front legs. I have corrected the .layout, .PDF and .skp files and uploaded the new ones. If you downloaded any of these files go to shop drawings for a Cherry Bedside...

Cherry Bedside Table Shop Drawings

At the conclusion of the nine part series Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUp I promised shop drawings. True to my word this post will provide you with the SketchUp model file, complete with all the views you need to print shop drawings. The image at left is the SketchUp rendered...

Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUp–Part 9

This is the last installment of Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUp. Last week we added the drawer dust panels, the bottom and the bottom supports. This week we will model the drawers and put them in place which will complete the Cherry Bedside Table model. Over the next week I...

Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUp–Part 8

After today’s installment we have one installment left in this multi-part series. Last week we added the top front rail with dovetails and the drawer support system. This week we will add the drawer dust panels, the bottom and the bottom supports. We will also do some housekeeping by cleaning up...