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SketchUp was a natural choice for me because A) there is a robust version available for free, B) I have seen many example drawings that represented exactly the type of projects that I wanted to design with the tool so I knew that it was capable of performing my intended tasks, and C) because it is so widely adopted, there is an abundance of free and inexpensive self-guided training materials available.
This is the firts peice of mission style furniture I have tried. I got in a hurry during the glue up which resulted in a few peices not coming to gether as tight as I would have liked, but I dought the wife will ever notice.