Making curved cabinets

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 .

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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:

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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.

2 Comments

  • OSCAR

    Reply Reply December 5, 2013

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

    • ness

      Reply Reply December 6, 2013

      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,
      Ness

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