Below you will find a list of reference material that I have used for Sketch-Up, I am in no way afilliated with the publishers or authors of this content, I have purchased these on my own and have received any comensuaration for recommending them.


Sketchup Guide for woodworkers: basics

Author: Dave Richards (Downloadable Video)

It’ll help you get started with SketchUp and take you through sketching out an idea, fleshing it out to add details and then create some plans you can take to the shop to build the project. There are a number of resources on the disk including a SketchUp file of the cabinet used in the video, plans for the cabinet and a cheat sheet you can keep handy as you’re getting familiar with the program.


SKETCHUP (A Design Guide for Woodworkers)

Author: Joe Zah

A SketchUp guide created specifically for woodworkers!

SketchUp is a fantastic design tool for woodworkers. It can save you time, materials and money by letting you test your designs before you even make your first cut. But, as with any computer software, there is a learning curve.

This comprehensive guide provides you with the specific advice that you need in order to use the program effectively. Created from a woodworkers perspective, SketchUp: A Design Guide for Woodworkers helps you create beautiful furniture designs and reduces chances of costly construction errors.


sketchup guide for woodworkers : advanced

Author: Dave Richards

Master the intricate world of 3D modeling with the SketchUp Guide to Woodworkers: Advanced Techniques. This SketchUp Guide is geared for amateur and professional woodworkers with a basic knowledge of the SketchUp computer-based drawing/modeling software, who want to use it for more challenging work. You'll learn to build scaled 3D models of projects--including dimensions, joinery, design features, and more--and produce full-size drawings and templates. Create authentic period details like a Flame Finial using all of SketchUp's tools. Learn how to make realistic-looking models with skills like Creating Uniques Textures, LayOut and more!



Author: Matt Donley

ISBN: 9780996539302

For those of you that have Sketchup Pro, this paid version of the software also comes with Layout which is a tag along software that is extremely handy when it comes to making plans that you can turn into PDF.

The SketchUp to LayOut book is the essential guide for woodworkers, carpenters, architects, contractors, builders, and designers who already know the basics on how to use SketchUp, but are looking to create stunning presentations to visualize their ideas with their clients using LayOut.Learn the workflow for creating SketchUp models specifically for LayOut. Before you even begin modeling that first rectangle, you'll need to fully understand which type of model you should be building for LayOut. Don't make the mistake of creating twice the amount of work for yourself because you didn't properly organize your model ahead of time. 




Author : David Heim

ISBN: 9781940611686

An affordable, simple, and powerful 3-D design program, SketchUp can be used to create models and plans for anything a creative mind can imagine, especially simple to elaborate woodworking projects and plans. After many years of using SketchUp, David Heim, an expert woodworker and writer, has developed a simple set of rules for success that will guide you in mastering this potent program. With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers, any woodworker can download SketchUp at breakfast and be drawing detailed and useful plans by dinnertime. Easy-to-understand instructions, screen shots, and step-by-step projects make it easy to unleash the valuable benefits of SketchUp to create the models and plans that will transform your woodworking design process and elevate your woodworking output.