Sketchup With Joe Zeh

Joe Zeh, who has produced videos and online courses about SketchUp for Popular Woodworking, keeps you on top of the latest SketchUp for woodworkers advice. Joe has over 35 years experience in the high-tech computer and graphics industry, ranging from computer design to executive management. 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). Also check out Popular Woodworking University to learn when Joe will run his next SketchUp online course.

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...

Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUp–Part 7

We are nearing the end of this multi-part series. Perhaps two more installments and we will be done. To put this project in context I thought it might be helpful to see what we are trying to accomplish. A number of years back I built a bed for myself using pictures...

Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUpPart 6

Last week we completed the joinery for the legs and rails and chamfered the legs. This week we will add the top, top trim & filler strips and place a stopped dado in the legs for the slats. Because this week we also had to correct a mistake I made earlier...

Designing Furniture From Scratch In SketchUpPart 5

Last week we completed the lower and upper rails, sides and back for the Cherry Bedside Table. This week we are going to add the joinery for the legs and rails and place a bevel on the slats. We need to start with some housekeeping not completed last week like placing...