89 – SketchUp Basics: Trunk Lid (Part 1 of 3)

Video - June 3, 2009

Its no secret that Google SketchUp is a very popular program amongst woodworkers. Considering what it does, its incredibly easy to use. But it can still be intimidating to someone who is using it for the first time. So with the help of my buddy Aaron Marshall, we put together a few videos showing how to construct the square lid to the Steamer Trunk. Now these videos do assume that you’ve opened the program and have a little familiarity with the tools. If this is your first experience with SketchUp, I highly recommend checking out the tutorials located at SketchUpForWoodworkers.com.

Another thing you might want to check out is an older video I did showing how I typically use SketchUp. I rarely design an entire project from start to finish. I just use SketchUp to work out proportions and measurements. And you’ll see me do that in the first episode of the Arts & Crafts Table series.

You can download SketchUp here and if you are looking for the original file used to make this Steamer Trunk tutorial, you can download that here. Also, check out the SketchUp Library in the Wood Talk Online Forum. There is a growing list of models there available for download.