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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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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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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