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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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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