Using the Shape Bender Plugin
Not long ago I saw a question from a SketchUp user about how to draw a leg similar to the ones shown here. While thinking about how to draw it, I got to thinking about how much easier it is to draw complex shapes these days than when I first started using sketchUp back at version 3. There are some amazing plugins out there now that really stretch what you can draw with SketchUp. Many will save you a great deal of time, too.
When the Shape Bender plugin was released I wrote a blog entry to announce it here. Here’s an example of a practical use for that plugin.
The table I started designing is far from complete and the legs will likely change again. The nice thing about working out the design virtually is that you can pay with the design until you get something you like and the mistakes and duds won’t go into the woodstove.
I hope this will give you some ideas and tools to expand your capabilities with SketchUp.