I downloaded the wood grain textures for SketchUp from your Web site. Can you tell me how to get those into SketchUp and then onto my project design?

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Q:

I downloaded the wood grain textures for SketchUp from your Web site. Can you tell me how to get those into SketchUp and then onto my project design?
—Donald Baker, Wayne, New Jersey

A:

Sure, Donald. You're just a few mouse clicks away:

In SketchUp, choose Windows, then Materials to display the Materials list panel. To add the texture to the Wood list, select Wood from the top drop-down menu. Then, in the Color drop-down menu, choose New Texture, as shown above. Navigate to the textures that you downloaded from our site and choose a wood image. In the dialog box that appears, type in a name for your texture and give it a scale size. (Ours are about 6×6".) Then click OK.

Now, when you choose the paint-bucket tool, your texture will be waiting for you in the materials list. Simply select the grain and click on the project part you'd like to texture, as shown above.