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October 4, 2012
November 8, 2013
These are simple cabinets, so I’ve just calculated my own cutting list. All done now. No need to output them after all.
I’ll upload some other files to make use of my otherwise unused subscription!
p.s. Is it possible to delete posts to this forum? I was trying to delete the request but couldn’t see a way to do so.
October 4, 2012
You can set up the fixed panels as double backs at 0 from the front.
To get the correct width put a nil panel vertical division and then add the double back.
You can then make it over pass the top bottom and side. To aline it to the door with the correct slack use a negative overlap value.
I attach a model with the fixed panels. the doors are not sliding doors and probably not in the correct position to slide over on another, but they can be set up with the hardware drillings etc.
You can see that although the cabinet is set up as on piece, the middle vertical partition separates it into 2 units.
You could however be right in saying that it’s better to build 2 separate units, which might make it easier to align the overlapping doors.
All the best,
Thanks for your reply Ness. At this point there won’t be any Polyboard file to show as I can’t see how to make Polyboard reflect what I want to build, especially in terms of the fixed front panels. Unless I can add in those front panels and get an accurate cutting list etc out of PB, it won’t really help too much to have it in PB.
I don’t want to design a unit that is 2.4m wide as a single carcase – I’d never build it that way. The sliding doors in question on my last wardrobe spanned six carcases of 1m width each, with two 3m tracks. The only things that have to be aligned are the top, bottom and front of each carcase which has to be done anyway. The plinth and top filler just have to be set back approx. 100mm.
So, if I want PB to reflect real life rather than change real life to accommodate PB (!), can I get sliding doors to span different carcase cabinets? If not, I’ll just leave them out of PB. The main thing I want to do is get the fixed front panels in place.