3D Modeling Furniture with SketchUp – Shaker Style Table

The basics of furniture design, modeling, and making usable woodworking plans.

In this course you will learn:

What you’ll learn

  • 3D Modeling.
  • Furniture Design.
  • SketchUp Modeling.
  • Woodworking Design.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Setting up the SketchUp File –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Modeling the Tabletop –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Modeling the Legs –> 1 lecture • 7min.
  • Modeling the Apron –> 1 lecture • 8min.
  • Modeling the Joinery: Tenons –> 1 lecture • 11min.
  • Modeling the Joinery: Mortises –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Tapering the Legs –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Making Woodworking Plans –> 1 lecture • 8min.

3D Modeling Furniture with SketchUp - Shaker Style Table


  • Beginner level SketchUp skills.

In this course you will learn:

  • Basic concepts of furniture design: choosing dimensions, strength
  • How to model custom-sized furniture in SketchUp based on your needs
  • How to design and model mortise-and-tenon joints
  • How to make your own custom woodworking plans with SketchUp

This course is a Beginner level SketchUp course, and requires little to no SketchUp experience.
I have included my SketchUp as a reference, but it is best to start this tutorial with an empty file and build it.

I use SketchUp 2020, but this lesson will work in all versions of the software.