Cabinet "Front"

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Jeremy Schiffer
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Cabinet "Front"

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Wed, Oct 14 2015, 10:39AM

I've got one for the ol' Wish List that would be super handy for lots of different scenarios: A cabinet "Front", just like the Back. That way you could make a totally enclosed box without having to resort to funky assemblies, or stretchers with weird insets. A couple part editor rectangles in such a Front would make neato pseudo-face-frame cabinets with a single sheet for the "face frame"... :mrgreen:
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Re: Cabinet "Front"

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Wed, Oct 14 2015, 12:58PM

Well, there's always a workaround: Turn on face frames, set face frame material to sheet stock, change the width of the right or left stile to the width of your cabinet, and badda bing, you have yourself a box. It will even have the proper joinery on it.
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Re: Cabinet "Front"

Postby Clint Buechlein » Wed, Oct 14 2015, 3:50PM

I hadn't thought of using a face frame piece to cover the entire cabinet. I've always just used a stretcher and used the advanced button to associate it to multiple parts of the cabinet, then had it apply construction settings on the front of each piece. The associations keep away the funky negative insets.

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Re: Cabinet "Front"

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Thu, Oct 15 2015, 7:51AM

Yes, that's the better way to do it. I haven't gotten used to the relatively new "advanced" button in the stretcher editor yet. Either way is more time-consuming than if there were a proper cabinet "front." I can see how that would be a pretty complicated feature to add, though...
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Re: Cabinet "Front"

Postby Clint Buechlein » Thu, Oct 15 2015, 9:51AM

Using the advanced button can make life so much easier once you get used to it. Obviously it's situational if you may need it, but I started using stretchers quite a bit when working on a specific library. Without using the associations I was doing part editor cuts to achieve the dados I needed. Once the parts were associated to each other eCabinets recognized they were butted against one another and construction settings could be applied.

I can see your desire to add a front to a cabinet and can add it to the wishlist. I am by no means a programmer so it could be really time consuming or very simple. Most likely though not very simple :lol: .


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