Stairwell Measurements

basic stair measurements

This article is Part 2 of a web version of our eBook Stairs: Taking Sizes. It focuses on the importance of the on site measurements, and how to do that accurately and easily. Here’s a link to Part 1: How to Measure Stairs You can also download the eBook here Basic measurements Here is a…

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How to Measure Stairs

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This article focuses on how to measure stairs, and forms Part 1 of a web version of our eBook Stairs: Taking Sizes. There’s a link to Part 2 at the bottom of the page. You can find a downloadable version of the eBook here. Introduction One of the most important tasks that faces a stair…

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Stair Building made easy with a 3 Axis CNC Machine

Puzzle joint to combine 2 parts of stair stringboard

In partnership with Maxicam we offer a complete software to CNC solution that includes our cabinet software Polyboard, nesting optimisation software OptiNest, VCarve and of course a 3 axis CNC. This configuration is optimised for nested based furniture manufacturing but if we add our stair software StairDesigner it can also be a great solution for…

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Getting lost in the wilds: Vitap CNC integration, Polyboard training and more

Vitap K2 CNC Machine

We were recently asked to give a 3 day Polyboard training and CNC set up session to the company Grosjean Concept Bois, in the east of France in the Haut Doubs region on the French Swiss border. A beautiful and wild area full of forests and rivers. The scenery was spectacular…I arrived at the nearest…

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A better way to build stairs + latest software features

wooden staircase design

Happy New Year from all of us at Wood Designer. We hope you’re well rested and have great plans in place for 2019, both for your business and life away from work. We’ve very excited about how this year will see us offer even better CNC and software configurations and specialist hardware to go with…

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Triple your orders with StairDesigner!

Damien Juillat is a professional woodworker with huge resources of creativity. He’s also an enthusiastic user of our stair design software solution and regularly sends us videos presenting his various stair projects. He has kindly agreed that we can share this one with everyone at Wood Designer. (There’s a little bit of French text explanation,…

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Christmas woodwork videos, and a great marketing idea for 2019

A very Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate the festivities. If you don’t, we hope you’ve got some time off and wish you a peaceful and happy time with friends and family. For our last newsletter of 2018, we’ve got for you… How to expand your business with online sales New stair videos…

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How to set up Polyboard and OptiNest for Maestro import

scm maestro polyboard optinest integration

For SCM point to point CNC machines equipped with the CAM software Maestro, Polyboard can export XXL files that can be read directly with Maestro. However when using a nesting machine with OptiNest it is necessary to use a DXF file to run the CNC. Maestro can import any DXF file and with a little…

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How to build online sales for your workshop

cabinet design shop process

We’re just incredibly busy! …that was the first thing Mark told me when I rang him recently to discuss the latest news on Polyboard. Mark is the owner of Mark Nichol’s & Co Ltd, based just north of London in the UK. Actually Mark has always has been very busy, but what’s really taken off…

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Stair Calculator Project Walk Through

stair calculator software

Designing and manufacturing a staircase can be one of the trickiest tasks in woodwork. However, if you use a stair calculator you can speed up the process massively and at the same time eliminate errors. It’s much easier to use a stair calculator than drawing by hand, or indeed drawing using a CAD package. With…

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