Have you heard of Google Sketchup?

I heard about it for the first time yesterday when Chris sent me an email with these crazy awesome conceptual pics of our future dining table that we’re planning to DIY.

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Chris has been doodling on memo pads and scrap paper all week but was getting frustrated at how we couldn’t really visualize the plan. So he made this 3D model in Google Sketchup.

Sketchup is FREE and is remarkably intuitive. After watching the intro video we were quickly able to get the hang of the basics and draw this simple model to scale.

It’s a 3D model, so you can take a snapshot and look at it from any angle. You can also insert a wonderfully hipster lady so can get an idea of your model’s proportion.

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The model has really helped us to make decisions about the design of the table, and I think it’ll be fun to print a copy of the 3D model to frame later.

So if you’re working on a DIY project and want to visualize it better, you might want to try Sketchup.

(I’m not compensated in any way by Sketchup, I just thought it was cool. And FREE!)

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