Mount it over an outlet and it charges your phone. Slide the dark wood panel aside to reveal a clock and a helpful hanger for your glasses. Drop your keys and wallet into the top where they disappear from view.
Prior to SketchUp, I just made designs with pencil and paper and a couple of general computer applications that were not intended for furniture design. I felt constrained, and the limitations of the tools were negatively affecting my designs. I wanted to gain the efficiency of a “real design tool” that would allow me to work in three dimensions with a tool set that was purpose-built for detailed illustrations, so I finally made a commitment to learn SketchUp.