10 Ways SketchUp can Improve your Building and Save you Money in the Process

SketchUp is my go-to program for anything that I could ever dream to build. For my building project’s it's the one thing I really couldn’t live without. Yes, the tools are clearly important too, but if I go into the workshop without a plan, I’m wasting time, energy, and money.

Most people are quick to assume that this program is only for architects, engineers, and construction professionals. That simply couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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Start Building with these 4 Tools for Under $150 (+video)

How can I quickly get started building? It's one question on every Pinterest lover’s mind, whether you're planning a honey-do list or you're hoping to save some money by outfitting your home with things you’ve made, building your own furniture can be an amazing skill to obtain.

While looks aren’t everything, having a home you are proud of isn’t a bad thing to want or to make happen. You just need to the right tools and some encouragement to get started.

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5 Reasons You should have been Building Your own furniture all this time

So you’ve got a few tools in your garage? Your dad has some down in his basement that he barely uses? You need to get down there now and borrow those things. Or if they really don’t use them ask if you can have them or buy them!

You are missing out on so many benefits of building your own furniture, it’s not even funny.

Oh yea Jenn, easy for you to say, you build stuff all the time. Yes, I do, and here are exactly 5 reasons why You Should have been building your own furniture all along too.

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What's better Craigslist or Building It Yourself?

Do you ever see something a friend posts on Instagram and think “that is so cute I wonder where she got that?” so you ask, and she said hello, Craigslist! And, she throws in, it was only like 75 bucks! (insert mad face emoji)

Or, do you have an entire Pinterest board devoted to stuff you hope to make one day, but that day hasn’t happened yet?

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Circular Saw vs Miter Saw : Which one is right for a beginner?

You’ve seen so many plans online for building a cute end table that would match perfectly with your new couch. You’ve looked them over and you finally have the courage to give it a try. You look at the list of required tools and the first one it lists is a Miter saw. You don’t have a miter saw. You borrow a circular saw from your friend to make this first project but after making it you know; you know you have to buy one for yourself. You enjoyed the first build so much that you know the investment will be worth it.

So which one do you start with?

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