I <3 Sketchup

I played around with Google Sketchup for a couple of hours last night, and I think it’s probably the coolest thing ever. After a few times of trial and error, I got a semblance of a plan to make my fabric wall, then my son got a bit creative with the color tool. This won’t be the “final” version obviously, since the measurements somehow ended up wonky :-(, but the basic concept will stay the same. I’m thinking this would be a good project to try my first dados on (assuming my hubby lets me buy an inexpensive router, of course). 😉 Otherwise I’ll just use butt joints.

I thought 12″ tall and 12″ deep would be a good size for fabric pieces. That way they don’t get too tall and be unstable, and the depth should be enough to keep them on the shelves instead of falling forward. I thought I could get some inexpensive metal bookends to help keep the lightweight fabrics in line if it became a problem. The space at the bottom I thought would be a good place for rubbermaid tubs and totes that we currently have in the main room, and on top will be a good spot for things that we don’t use very often. If this shelf works out nicely, I’ll let ya’ll know the final draft measurements so that you can build your own to tame your stash. 😉