I have several goals for this room:
It must use real dimensions of my actual room
It must have unique furniture
It must have lots of books
It must have an area designated for designing and homework
It must have a place for my gecko's enclosure
It must be realistic to create
It must maintain a stream-lined industrial feel
Let's get started!
Step 1: The floor plan
For this part of the model I exclusively used the rectangle tool (hotkey 'r'). I had previously measured the dimensions of my room to create an accurate floor plan. To exact my measurements I had typed in the little box at the bottom right hand corner of the screen the exact dimensions.
Step 2: Creating depth
First I used push/pull (hotkey 'p') to raise all the sides up. Then the line tool (hotkey 'l') to create a solid space over the door, with a push/pull to give it depth.
A ceiling should form, if it doesn't, that is O.K, if it does, erase it. To erase something in Sketchup you need to press space to get the select tool, left click what you want to erase, then hit the delete key.