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Does anyone use design software for furniture?

I was looking for a software to play around with and draw up some designs. This is not for a business or anything, so I really just wanted something fairly simple and preferably free. Anyone use anything like this?
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I use sketchup. works well, free, fairly noob friendly.
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I use sketchup. works well, free, fairly noob friendly.
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Hard to beat for the price.
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Sketchup
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+3 to sketchup

I need cheaper hobby
etsy.com/shop/projectepicfail
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From simple to complex, Sketchup is your friend. There are a lot of videos on You Tube. A DVD is available for purchase by Dave Richards. That was helpful for me also.
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I use sketch up and creo 2. While I like sketch up, I much prefer creo. But creo did require a much steeper learning curve.
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Sketchup is "easy" to learn and works more like real life furniture making, it is well documented and from what I see and hear it is pretty much a woodworking standard.

It is free for personal use. Just select that option when you download. It will ask for your email though.
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I thought sketchup is nearly $500.that is not cheap. that is a decent contractor saw cost.
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no, sketchup is free. Maybe sketchup pro is 500 (never looked at a price) but nobody buys that... I dont even know what the difference is though.
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I thought sketchup is nearly $500.that is not cheap. that is a decent contractor saw cost.
God no, sketchup is free. Sketchup pro is $500, but basic sketchup is gratis

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sketch up pro

Every place I go to find it says thank you for downloading Sketchup pro. Where is the free one?
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Every place I go to find it says thank you for downloading Sketchup pro. Where is the free one?
You get a 30 day free trial, then the software reverts back to the free one.
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