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The Best Furniture Design Software That Won’t Make You Settle!

Making great furniture starts with great furniture design software that enables you to move from idea to shop quickly and efficiently. Pencil and paper approaches are costing you time, and money, and limiting the boundaries of your work. This can frustrate and wear you out. SketchList 3D’s furniture design software gives you the power and flexibility to design great work with ease and speed. You will enjoy your woodworking more because you will have great designs, drawings, and reports to build from.

Furniture design software doesn’t have to be such a headache.

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You’ve Wasted Time, Energy, and Paper for Far Too Long

Professional furniture designers, interior designers, and hobbyists know the design process takes time and patience. Not to mention the sheets and sheets of paper wasted and pencils worn down to the nib from drawing, re-drawing, and correcting mistakes.

Sure, you could spend hours trying to learn CAD, navigating past its engineering-first workflow, but that is simply the wrong way to go.

Imagine a World Where You Could Design Professional Pieces with Half the Time and Effort

Sounds great. Create furniture pieces that are both beautiful and functional with less stress and frustration.

With less time spent on each piece, you could experiment more and learn new techniques quickly. You could also free up your time to take on higher-end projects or put designs together for your furniture.

What if we told you that a furniture design program exists to do all that?

Introducing the Best Furniture Design Software

Dive into the world of furniture modeling software with SketchList 3D. From cabinet design to creating an entire living room floor plan, you'll have all the necessary tools at hand in one user-friendly platform!

Our easy-to-use program saves you time, so all of your creativity can go into creating amazing designs.

Our 3D furniture drawing software is perfect for woodworkers of all skill levels, from hobbyists to professionals. With its design features, including the ability to customize your pieces and visualize your designs in a highly realistic 3D environment, it’s no wonder why it's one of the best furniture design software programs on the market.

So How Can You Go from Zero to Woodworking Hero?

SketchList 3D makes furniture design faster than a speeding bullet thanks to our versatile library of 3D models and templates that can be tweaked according to your needs or style preferences. No more wasting precious hours trying to figure out how your design tool works when using an intuitive woodworking interface that thinks as you do.

Plus, our video tutorials show you how SketchList works from start to finish.

Whether you’re new to the world of furniture design or you’ve been around since before “CAD” was ever even an option, here are three steps to take to bring your woodworking designs to the next level:


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SketchList 3D. You can experience the best furniture design software with our free 30-day trial.

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Review our Video Tutorials

We will provide a collection of step-by-step video guides that give you a comprehensive deep dive into SketchList’s powerful features.


Attend the Weekly Workshops with the Experts

Fast-track the learning curve by joining our weekly workshops, where we explain in detail how the tools work and answer any questions about our furniture design program.

Transform Your Design Process Now

We've helped thousands of professionals and hobbyists go from wasting hours at the drawing board to delivering custom designs in record time with our easy-to-use furniture design software. Whether you need help getting started or are a fully-fledged interior designer, look no further than our professional furniture design software.

See What Others Had to Say

85% of responders said they’d recommend SketchList to friends and family

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SketchList 3D is the most effective, almost unique software for rapid furniture planning with exceptional features.

Gabor Berki
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SketchList is an extremely functional software program for furniture and cabinet construction. The learning curve is not too steep for average computer users, which was very important to me. Since I am not a professional cabinet maker, I tried the Hobby demo first. While I like the Hobby version (and the price), I really like the material layout and purchase list features available in the Pro version.

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Your application simply just rocks and makes it easy! I just finished my first design, and I’m so thrilled with the results. I found myself losing track of time, due to having fun, designing a network rack furniture piece. Thank you for all your hard work in making such a great app!

Rich Hatfield
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I have been using SketchList 3D since its inception several years ago, so I have seen it develop from a good program to a great program for professional woodworkers. My main purpose for using it was to improve my shop's production time, reduce errors and give me a chance to “build it” before I even step into the shop. However, there’s another benefit; customers are always impressed when I bring my laptop out and show them what I created for them in a 3D picture!

Marty Rasmussen
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I’m inexperienced in CAD, but I have been playing around with the Demo version of SketchList Pro for a couple of days now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Even though I am a hobbyist furniture builder, I am considering selling some of my pieces and designs in the future and the added features of the Pro Version. Thanks again for such a great product!

Trever Hinckley
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I am a beginner at woodworking but a veteran PC user (software developer/technology), so being able to use software to build the furniture I want in an intuitive manner before trying to figure it out in the real world is a huge plus for me. I have been trying to figure out a desk design for my studio for over six months without much luck, with SketchList I got it down in about 8 hours.

Pat Kelley

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Our furniture software is the best way to model your project before you start buying materials and cutting them. With our easy-to-use interface, you'll be able to design wooden furniture like a pro in no time, ensuring that everything goes smoothly from beginning to end! Investing a little time with SketchList will save you masses of time and frustration in the future.

Sign up for our 30-Day furniture design software free trial. No credit card is required.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

What is Furniture Design Software?

Furniture design software renders 2D and 3D designs on a Windows or MAC computer. Virtual wooden boards are used when creating the designs. Then users can render photorealistic images to portray the design as a finished product. Advanced furniture design software should have many materials, wood species, and textures, including pine, mahogany, oak, ash, beechwood, and much more.

The best furniture software applications will offer the option to export and send material requirements, measurements, 2D dimensional drawings, and 3D renderings to clients. This ensures you and your clients are on the same page before you spend time and money on production.

You can customize your plans by choosing from an extensive library of shapes, and colors. You can even draw and visualize your own custom cabinetry or furniture in real-time. And with the power of the cloud, you can easily upload and share your plans with your team, clients, friends, and family.

SketchList is a 3D Furniture Design Software That Enables You To:

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Create compelling virtual mock-ups of furniture designs with just a few clicks

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Make project changes that are reflected in the design instantly

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Design and save project templates for quick use

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Save customer information to organize all projects

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Run and share reports with clients that streamline designs, cut lists, and purchase lists

Simple but Powerful Furniture Drawing Software

With SketchList, the sky is the limit as to what you can create. And you can do it in a fraction of the time that you’re spending with CAD or pencil and paper.

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Using 3D model boards simulate the real-life methods you use in the shop.

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The photorealistic 3D rendering engine will impress your clients, friends, and family before you even begin building your product.

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Create edges on the board with contours. With a few clicks of a mouse, you can add features like contours, colors, joinery, custom shapes, doors, drawers, and cabinets.

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Clients appreciate the convenience and speed of real-time updates, which cuts down on time-consuming back-and-forth changes.

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With the help of virtual boards, modeling becomes more like working in the shop.

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Thanks to integrated reporting, project modifications are automatically reflected in all reports as soon as they are made.

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Drag and snap features help to save time while also ensuring that adjoining objects are placed perfectly every time.

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Automated material pricing helps you save money and make accurate project bids.

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Selected board joinery occurs when the joint is applied by clicking on the board. It's as simple as adding a few size points.

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On a virtual board, you can cut almost any form you want.

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Scrap and material costs are reduced by layout optimization. For precise CNC cutting, the DXF file format generated by the optimizer can be used to interface with computer-aided design software.

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Quickly and accurately arrange and copy boards in your design.

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Work in either the metric or imperial system.

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A dynamic material database that can be readily expanded or adjusted to include accurate measurements, high-quality textures, and opacity.

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You can use any image as a starting point to include different types of wood material, default colors, custom shapes, and grains in your designs.

Custom Software for Furniture Design for Every Function & Style

Get creative with your woodworking projects' design, style, and materials – SketchList’s 3D modeling will take care of calculations, layouts, and renderings of the 3D models, materials, and reports! Once you start using SketchList 3D, your projects of all styles and levels will be more precise and easier to produce.

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Desks & Office Furniture

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Bunk & Loft Beds

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Cabinetry & Shelves

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Chairs & Benches

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Wardrobes & Closets

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Fireplace Mantels

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Coffee Tables

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Office Panels

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And so much more!

The beauty of custom furniture design is that if you can imagine it, you can build it. And 3D modeling is the best way to bring your ideas to life!

Take a Look at How SketchList 3D Stacks Up Compared to Other Custom Furniture Design Software

Choosing the best furniture software is important because the better the software, the more realistic and accurate your designs will be.

Let’s compare the best furniture design software tools on the market and see how they compare to SketchList.

Features SketchList 3D SketchUp Fusion 360
Pricing (starting at) $100 (per year) $119 (per year) $495 (per year)
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When comparing SketchList 3D to other software programs such as SketchUp, Solidworks, HomeByMe, or Virtual Architect, it becomes very apparent that SketchList is the only furniture design software built to mimic the way woodworkers think. Curious to learn more? Read more on how SketchUp was not designed for woodworking.

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5,000 Woodworkers Can't be Wrong about our Furniture Design Program

From cabinets to a full kitchen design, join the SketchList community of over 5,000 woodworkers who have used our custom furniture design software to streamline their workflow.

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