So I finally broke down and d/l'd the free version, "Sketchup make 2016". My youngest "Ikea" like mdf/caca makeup vanity fell apart so I offered to build her a new one. We decided both would come up with some concept art, (she's unconventional). I figured sketchup would add some weight to my design.
Man I do feel stupid, I'm sure I'm making things more difficult than necessary but, outside of actual pencil to paper, I haven't dealt with perspective/vector/3D software in nearly 15 yrs , I believe it was called 3D Animator for win 98. So far my main issue has been duplicating an item, moving and aligning with mirror objects. I must have wasted 30 mins trying to duplicate and invert a semi circle, (for the underside of trestle foot). I gave up trying to invert and just created another circle then spent the time figuring how to erase the N/A parts. I also tried to rotate it but had no success. Anyway I'll probably be back begging for help.
And so, she surprised me big time when she asked if she could also assist in the vanity's construction. When my little was little she was bent artistic, drawing painting, music and dance, (acting out), but never showed an interest in my trade or woodworking, although she did take shop for a couple semesters in HS, but think it was a way to ditch gym class. I figure no matter what it turns out to look like, if it gets her back home for a couple hours a week it'll be worth it.
Anyway be prepared for begging and groveling.
Never bite the hand that looks dirty!
The more you know the more you're worth