Adding Pocket doors to a cabinet

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Adding Pocket doors to a cabinet

Postby Donald Thomson » Sun, Oct 02 2011, 7:04PM

I've been trying to add full overlay slab doors to this cabinet so they will mimic pocket doors. I would like the doors to go from the left side of the cabinet to the right side of the cabinet. The door editor is forcing me to put the doors between the two vertical partitions.

Is there a way to get the door editor to let me use the cabinet left and right as my opening for the doors?
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Re: Adding Pocket doors to a cabinet

Postby Gary Campbell » Sun, Oct 02 2011, 8:28PM

Don...
Install the doors before you place the partitions.
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Re: Adding Pocket doors to a cabinet

Postby John J. Desmond » Sun, Oct 02 2011, 9:18PM

Donald,

Is this what you are trying to do? If so you need to open the job and use the menu that opens on the right side of the screen. Use the Door/Drawer tab. Simply select door you want and type in the size. Create door and then move into place. Hope this is what you were wanting.

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Re: Adding Pocket doors to a cabinet

Postby Brad McIntosh » Mon, Oct 03 2011, 8:24AM

Donald,

Another suggestion is to use the "Stretcher Editor" to add to vertical stretchers instead of using actual partitions. The stretchers will not be "seen" by the "Door/Drawer Editor" and you can place your doors right across the entire opening.

Using stretchers has the added benefit of being able to fix their distance from the end gable, so any overall cabinet width adjustments will not mess things up.
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Re: Adding Pocket doors to a cabinet

Postby Michael S Murray » Mon, Oct 03 2011, 10:06AM

Brads suggestion is the way to go...

With that said, the ability to edgeband the stretchers and the option to have the door editor recognize or not recognize the stretcher would really enhance the software, or at least be able to lock in a fixed shelf the way you can lock in a stretcher..
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Re: Adding Pocket doors to a cabinet

Postby Donald Thomson » Mon, Oct 03 2011, 10:42AM

Thank you everyone for the excellent ideas. I will work one in and get it working for the customer visit this morning.

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