Is it possible to specify individual drawer front heights?

Is it possible to specify individual drawer front height?

Polyboard inserts drawers that divide a volume into equal parts. It’s also possible to specify the height of each drawer separately. Inserting drawers Question: If we select a 4 drawer on the cabinet , it splits the drawer fronts equally..can we put maybe the top drawer at 120mm high and then the 2nd one down…

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Using cabinet CNC software with your machine

Using cabinet CNC software with your machine

Last week I was visiting MTM Interiors in Welshpool. MTM is owned by Gareth Ellis who works with his son Tom and a few other lads. MTM makes mainly custom kitchens and fitted units. With a show room in the London area, Gareth has recently moved the workshop back to Welshpool to reduce over heads.…

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Cabinet design with decorative effects using Polyboard surface split commands

Polyboard is very good for designing and manufacturing cabinets. Building standard cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, and other custom units is a breeze. But Polyboard also has some very neat features that can make adding original decorative effects easy and fast. One of those features is the Surface Split command that enables you to cut a…

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Designing furniture with SketchUp and Polyboard

Designing furniture with SketchUp and Polyboard

Polyboard is a great program for designing and manufacturing furniture and cabinets. Polyboard is great for modelling panels but when it comes to modelling specific details especially in solid wood construction, it can be useful to add elements using a CAD program. The CADD program you use for 3D modeling will depend on the result…

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How to shape boards in Polyboard

Polyboard as it name suggests works mainly with flat sheet material. Although limited to flat panels Polyboard has many features that enable you to give any shape to any specific  panel in your project. Any  basic shape can be simply drawn in CAD as polylines and imported into Polyboard. Shapes are of two sorts :…

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Lesson 2: Furniture Design using Materials Libraries in Polyboard

Polyboard stocks all the materials to design and build furniture in libraries. Polyboard has 2 types of libraries: Material libraries: panels, edging material, bar material and hardware. Hardware libraries are split into two types: fittings for hardware that links two boards, hinges, screws, dowels, etc. and single panel fittings which is hardware that is limited…

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Adding a sliding shelf to a cabinet designed with Polyboard

Adding a sliding shelf to a cabinet designed with Polyboard

This short video is to answer a question I received this week about adding a sliding shelf to a cabinet or piece of furniture. Although Polyboard has no specific sliding shelf option it’s easy to change the parameters of a standard shelf so that it can be set up to slide. There are two ways…

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Lesson 1: Simple furniture design using the basic commands

Simple furniture design using the basic commands

This Polyboard tutorial is an overview of how to start using the basic commands for simple furniture design. Traditionally, cabinet making has always started by drawing the project. Drawings use geometrical objects, lines, arcs, etc. to represent the final cabinet. The objectives of the drawing being to provide the design and all the manufacturing information…

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How to design cabinets with double rebate joints

This is just a very short article to answer a question from Richard who asked me how to join two panels with a rebate in each panel. Designing a double rebate for a joint on a cabinet – or for any joint – with Polyboard is a very easy process that only takes a few…

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Furniture design with shaped elevations and side views

Furniture design with shaped elevations and side views

When a designer or cabinet maker is building furniture for interior design in real-life projects, it’s always necessary to design cabinets  to precise measurements. When a project combines a custom shaped  plan (top view) with a different shaped elevation (front view) and yet another shape for the  side view, the overall shape of the cabinet can get very complicated to…

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