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Ness

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January 5, 2016 - 6:59 am
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Hi Pete,

Happy to know this works for you.

I’d love to see your project as it moves forwards.

All the best fro 2016,

Ness

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Thanks Ness, does just what I want.

I do intend going for full membership eventually as I will need it printing; this is going to be a bit too complicated to get all the measurements manually!

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Hi Pete,

To set shelves and uprights back from the front just select the parts and open the “link” to frontage parameters and add a “recess” value:

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To make this automatic when you add shelves and uprights you can set up a Divisions sub-method that sets back a given value each type of shelf or upright:

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This means that each time you insert a shelf or upright sub-type (2,3 or 4) they are automatically set back a certain distance from the front.

In the attached model I’ve set up the sub-method that you can restore to your libraries and use.

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If you sign up for full membership I can make you a template and video to show how to do this in detail.

Hope this is helpful.

All the best,

Ness

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Hi Ness,

What I have in mind I have found difficult to draw in any way that makes sense. I normally use a 2D CAD package, but the drawings end up horrendously complicated and impossible to visualise. I tried sketching by hand but there were so many lines and hidden lines again the drawing didn’t make much sense either.

It was a search for a package to draw this unit that led me to Polyboard. I have spent hours searching but can’t find a photo of anything even close to what I want.

This is about the closest:- http://www.nevillejohnson.co.u…..-room#nogo

Imagine this without the doors and drawers but with lots of different depth shelves. Another very simplified way is from one of your templates https://wooddesigner.org/wp-con…..-large.jpg

Looking at the middle section above the cupboard, the shelves and the short upright would only be half the depth, flush to the back; the uprights either side would still be full depth.

Hope this makes sense!

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Hi Pete,

So that we can understand clearly and advise you, can you post a drawing, sketch or photo that shows the general aspect of your project?

All the best,

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I am designing a piece of built in living room furniture which will house amongst other things TV, Hi-Fi, Vinyl records, CDs and books. The area housing the Hi-Fi and vinyl records needs to be around 400mm deep, the books 250mm deep and CDs around 160mm deep.

How can I adjust the depth of some of the shelves and uprights?

(PS the topic title should be depth, not width, could a mod change it please)

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