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

how to measure stairs

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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Using Wedges in Stair Building

wedges for stair building

The use of wedges in stair construction is commonplace in many countries but mainly those with an Anglo-Saxon heritage like the UK, US and Canada. A key goal in stair building is to create a staircase that fits together firmly, and that is resistant to the effects of wood contraction over time. In particular, it’s…

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Kitchen manufacture 4 times faster with a CNC

cnc kitchen design with polyboard

Let’s start with the title of this article then. The kitchen project we’re highlighting here took 2 days instead of the normal 8. That’s 4 times faster than previously. From design to assembly using an integrated CNC and software solution. Here’s a summary of each stage of production: 1. Design in Polyboard Parametric design of…

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Infographic: Use FSC Certified Wood For Your Projects

FSC Infographic

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is a body to certify and promote the environmentally and socially responsible use of the world’s wood reserves. Timber and other wood by-products, like paper, can be easily identified by consumers and manufacturers as a product of either properly managed woodland a recycled source or a mixture. Deforestation Every year an…

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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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Polyboard 7 New Features

Polyboard 7 new features

We’re excited to announce that Polyboard 7 is now available for download and sale. This major update of Polyboard is packed full of new features, and comes with a new set of Quick Design libraries to keep you working as fast and efficiently as possible. Let’s take a look inside… Enhanced Creativity New lateral zones…

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5 ways 3D design software can cut costs for your furniture business

We’re no longer living in the age of the pencil and paper, but using CAD software to design your furniture is still inefficient and time-consuming. You’re drawing all your designs manually, the only difference is that it’s on a computer. Lots of industries have already automated these manual processes and use 3D design software, so…

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New All-In-One CNC Solution

Maxicam M3 CNC nesting

The woodwork industry is modernising fast. If they haven’t already, successful business are actively planning to invest in a CNC based production process. With our background firmly rooted in this industry, we’ve developed a unique out-of-the-box CNC solution. The focus is small to medium woodworkers manufacturing custom projects. What makes the configuration so special… It’s…

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