I found Google Sketchup a few years back and was impressed with the short learning curve and functionality for a free 3d design software. Did I say it was free? There is a paid version with more punch but the free version has proved to be all I need.
Below is a mantle surround I designed using Sketchup. Mantle surrounds like stairways are a fun way to create “show stoppers” for your interior spaces. There are lots of things in mantel designs that can be done to impress family and friends. This mantel surround wraps around a bump out in the wall presumably as a chase for the fireplace flue.


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