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Sloped Front Cabinet

Postby Marvin Pate » Tue, Jan 02 2007, 6:58AM

Is there a way to develop a wall cabinet with a sloping front in eCabinets? One side of the cabinet will need to be shorter than the other and the face frame will need to be angled on the top. The bottom of the face frame would be square. I need to build several cabinets where the top of the cabinet will follow a 10/12 ceiling pitch in a bonus room. Thanks.....

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Postby DanEpps » Tue, Jan 02 2007, 7:34AM

Absolutely but you have to do a lot of manual work.

What you have to do is set the top inset on the low end equal to the amount of slope and remove the top.

Take the back to the part editor and angle the top to match the slope. The easiest way to do this is to use the chamfer tool set on \"2-Distance\" and make the first distance the same as the low end inset and the second distance the same as the width of the back. You might need to make the second distance slightly smaller than the actual width (i.e. for a 28 1/2 width, make the distance 28.49).

Using the measuring tool find the 3D distance between the ends and create a display panel of this length and the correct width. Move this panel into place and rotate it to match the slope.

Now add your face frames and delete the top rail. Set the top inset on the short stile to match the low end inset. Move this board into place and rotate it to match the slope.

Take the stiles to the part editor and miter the tops to match the slope.

Now measure the outside distances between the stiles and add a display board of this length. Take this board to the part editor and miter the ends.

Now you can associate everything to the cabinet and save it.

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Thanks...

Postby Marvin Pate » Tue, Jan 02 2007, 5:16PM

Dan, Thanks...you are right..there is a lot of work to do the sloped cabinet. Marvin


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