There’s so much I want to build. A bed frame, end tables, a media console. The list goes on.
But I’m all about design and build. And designing is arguably tougher to do than build. Just thinking about the perfect height for my end tables, or how thick the rails of my bed should be makes me dizzy. It’s not easy to take what’s in your mind and create a detailed plan that makes it easy for you to build something.
That’s where Google Sketchup comes in.
If you love physical space creation, this is the program for you. It’s not just furniture, it’s entire spaces or even worlds that can be created. It’s amazing and more importantly, FREE.
You might already know about Sketchup, which means you’re awesome too. And while I know of it and have tinkered around with it, I’m pretty terrible at it.
Ever heard of ana-white.com? Didn’t think so. It’s a wife and mother in Alaska who has, over the years, developed a real knack for furniture creation. She’s good at not only building the furniture, but giving clear and detailed instructions using Sketchup. And that’s what makes it so cool. It has the power to house your blueprints before you build.
So there’s Step 1 to REALLY finishing my projects. I need to create these things electronically before I can make them physically, which means a couple of hours spent this week just looking over youtube and Sketchup’s tutorial page to teach myself how to really make a detailed blueprint. And once I do that, I can share them with you!
For my next main post, I’ll give away the theme that I want for my ultimate bedroom. Not everything is set in stone, but I know the general idea for my living space.
Finally, you should know, that from here on out assume that I’m speaking of putting all these things in a one bedroom apartment with a kitchen, living space and bathroom. That’s where I see myself next, so that’s what I’m planning for.