Polyboard doesn’t allow you to draw the plan view of a cabinet using arcs or curves but you can get a good approximation by dividing the curve into segments .

making curved cabinetsbuilding curved cabinets

The trick is to use a CAD program to draw out the plan and get the exact position of each segment .


In this video I show the general principals of setting this up by designing  an island with a curved back  :


Designing Curved Backs

Note that the method used in this video can be used for any shaped plan.

Here’s an example of an octagonal cabinet built using the same method:



Here’s a short video presenation of the same cabinet:

Octagonal Cabinet built with Polyboard


Hope that this article has been useful.

If you have any questions please leave a comment.

You can also check out the latest version of Polyboard here.


  1. OSCAR on December 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Hi, is there a version to run on LInux???

    • ness on December 6, 2013 at 6:49 am

      Hello Osar,
      I’m sorry but we don’t have a Linux version.
      I don’t know anything about Linux, but if it exists try to use a Windows emulator.
      Another solution is to buy a second hand PC just for design software.
      You can find a windows PC that will run our software perfectly for under 100€ on Ebay .
      I personally have a second hand computer that I bought for 60€, just for design and manufacturing in my workshop.
      This computer runs all my CAD programs and avoids my main computer collecting wood chips and dust in the workshop.

      I hope that this is helpful.

      Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions.

      All the best,

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