Replace cabinet tops with rails

A question that comes up often is how to replace the top of a kitchen base cabinet with 2 rails.   This is in fact very easy to do using the surface split command . The disadvantage of this method is that when you change the cabinet depth the space between the rails remains constant…

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Japanese cabinet making

Here’s another way to build furniture. I hope you enjoy the video. Leave a comment …….

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Making raised panels in Polyboard

Polyboard is great for fast and efficient design and manufacturing of cabinets and furniture from sheet materials, but has certain limits in showing detailing in 3D presentations of solid wood objects. This is mainly true for profiled sections such as mouldings and turned parts. How to make raised panel doors Although you can get around…

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Making modular framed panels with Polyboard

Modular framed panels with Polyboard

Polyboard is a cabinet design software but its powerful and versatile functionality makes it extremely useful for a vast array of other tasks. Although mainly designed to build cabinets and furniture from sheet material Polyboard also includes the possibility to work with bars or lengths of material. Any given panel can be set up in…

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Using the 32mm system with Polyboard Cabinet Software

Using the 32mm system with Polyboard

The 32mm system is a method of cabinet construction based on using holes drilled regularly along vertical components at 32mm increments. These holes are then used to locate hardware to hang doors and place shelves. Polyboard can automatically drill the vertical separation with the necessary holes and place automatically the cabinet parts and hardware according…

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New features in Polyboard 5.01a1

New features in Polyboard 5.01a1

Including Polyboard dimensions, partial views, sections and exploded views Here’s a non exaustive list of new features in Polyboard 5.01a1 (released June 2013) This document presents the main new functions of Polyboard 5 compared to Polyboard 4. We do not list the functions that are still under development. One of the big changes in the…

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Applying several hardware fitting to a joint

Applying several hardware fitting to a joint

It’s easy to apply 2 or more fittings to one assembly detail, Polyboard just lets you add the fittings and their placement rules to a list associated with the joint. So in fact you can add as many as you want, not just 2. Applying cam and dowel fittings to the same joint: You can…

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How to add Plinths

How to add Plinths

It’s very easy to add plinths to a cabinet designed with Polyboard. As often though the difficulties arise when you have to adjust the details. In this video I show how to set up a plinth that on one site extends the full length of the cabinet and on the other the side is cut…

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Design furniture around columns

Design furniture around columns

Building a cabinet around a column or pillar requires a lot of extra time and effort if you are doing it manually. Polyboard has a very useful command that makes integrating pillars and columns fast and easy. This feature is called Unboxing. This is a rather obscure name for a very down to earth and…

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How to make drawers in Polyboard

How to make drawers in Polyboard

Inserting drawers into a cabinet with Polyboard is very easy. For a standard unit full of drawers just right click any volume and select Add Drawers. Polyboard will automatically calculate all the draws and their separate parts according to the current manufacturing method, very fast and efficient! But how do I make drawers with different…

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