How Do I Add Furniture to SketchUp Online?

Welcome to this tutorial on how to add furniture to SketchUp Online! In this article, we will cover the steps you need to follow in order to incorporate furniture into your SketchUp designs. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Accessing the 3D Warehouse

The first step is to access the 3D Warehouse, which is an online repository of various 3D models including furniture. To do this, open SketchUp Online and click on the “Window” tab in the top menu. From there, select “Components” and then click on “3D Warehouse”.

Step 2: Searching for Furniture

Once you have opened the 3D Warehouse, you can search for furniture models by typing keywords into the search bar. For example, if you are looking for a dining table, simply type “dining table” and hit enter.


  • Be specific: If you are looking for a specific style or brand of furniture, include those details in your search terms.
  • Browse categories: You can also browse through different categories of furniture by clicking on the menu icon next to the search bar.
  • Check ratings and reviews: Before choosing a model, take a look at its ratings and reviews to ensure its quality and suitability for your design.

Step 3: Inserting Furniture into Your Design

Once you have found a suitable furniture model, click on it to open its details page. Here you can preview the model and see additional information about it. To insert the furniture into your design, click on the “Download” button.


You may need to sign in or create a Trimble account in order to download the model.

Step 4: Placing and Positioning the Furniture

After downloading the furniture model, it will appear in your SketchUp workspace. Click to place it in your design, and then use the move and rotate tools to position it exactly where you want.


  • Group components: If your furniture model consists of multiple components, group them together for easier manipulation.
  • Use guidelines: To ensure accurate placement, utilize SketchUp’s guidelines feature. You can create guidelines by clicking on the “Tape Measure” tool and dragging it across your workspace.

Step 5: Customizing Your Furniture

If you want to customize the appearance of your furniture, you can use SketchUp’s editing tools. For instance, you can apply materials to different surfaces of the furniture or modify its dimensions using the scale tool.


The specific customization options may vary depending on the complexity of the furniture model.

Congratulations! You have successfully added furniture to your SketchUp Online design. Remember that the 3D Warehouse offers a wide range of furniture models, so feel free to explore and experiment with different options until you find the perfect fit for your project.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful! Happy designing!