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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Design Furniture with free form shapes

When you start a new cabinet Polyboard proposes a variety of basic shapes that you can modify to fit your specific sizes and parameters. These basic shapes are the plan with a constant height. The basic ones are simple rectangular cabinets, L shaped cabinets and corner shaped cabinets. Each shape is parametric and can be…

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Polyboard library download and advice

One of Polyboard’s most powerful features is the notion of manufacturing libraries. Although it’s easy to see how powerful and user friendly it is to design cabinets and furniture with Polyboard, some other manufacturing features are not so visible to the new user and go largely unnoticed in a quick demonstration. Manufacturing methods are a…

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Polyboard: a powerful loft conversion design tool

In this short article and video I show how to design a piece of furniture to fit under a slanting roof truss. The cabinet acts as a separation between two rooms. Another thing I show is how you can benefit from using different design software according to the task at hand. Polyboard is in itself…

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Getting Started with Polyboard

Using Polyboard to design furniture is fast, easy and efficient. In the short video below, we give an overview of Polyboard and demonstrate how you can build a complex furniture project in under 10 minutes using the software. The demo shows how you can build a piece of furniture which fits between two walls, where…

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How to model outside volumes with Polyboard

To go a little further into how design with Polyboard I’m going to set up some videos to show more in detail some of Polyboard’s unique features that will help you design all your cabinets faster and easier. Polyboard is a very powerful parametric design tool and can do a lot of things. Because of…

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Design a kitchen with Polyboard

Polyboard is a very powerful kitchen design software for building cabinets of any shape and size. Once built, you can use Polyboard to design a kitchen or any other project for that matter. Polyboard provides some very simple tools to assemble the separate cabinets into complete projects. These include: Drawing 3D walls and floors Easy…

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