How to design furniture + Quickstart Sketch Up Course Free Tutorial Download
What you’ll learn
How to make a cutting plan
How to make a moodboard
3D modelling in SketchUp
You need to have a computer
How great would it be when you can translate your idea’s for interior items, woodworking projects or furniture into a producible design?
In this course I will show you step by step how to do that and at the same time you will learn how to design in SU that you can download for free. You usually learn the fastest if you are going to do a project for yourself and just get started. So the class project is to design your own furniture and I will guide you through the process of making a high quality design.
First we will make a sketch by hand and analyse other similar designs. After that you choose which materials you want to use and we calculate how much you need to buy from the strore.
Then we will translate your design into a 3D model. I’m gonna give you a quick start course how you can use Sketch Up and how it can help you to create a realistic custom made design and building plan. Which makes building much faster and more precise. And therefore a lot more fun. You encounter fewer mistakes and you will use your time and material super efficiently.
I will use the example of a pallet chair and I show you how to design and build this with the use of just one pallet.
This class is for every creative person who wants to take their design and building skills to a new level.
Step 1: Make a moodboard and think about the materials you want to use.
Step 2: Make at least 1 sketch analysis of a design that resembles what you envision.
Step 3: Make a final sketch with the right dimensions
Step 4: Make a list of your materials
Step 5: Practice using Sketch Up by drawing all the materials from your list and put them in a row from big to small.
Step 6: Translate your sketch design to a 3d model with your material list in mind and adjust it when necessary.
Step 7: Finalize your design.
Step 8: Optimize your design by using your materials list.
Who this course is for:
- Interior designers
- Creative minds
- DIY makers