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cedar chest

Postby tim lucas » Mon, Mar 10 2008, 9:25PM

I want to put my cedar chest drawings in my ecabs - where do I start ?? Its just a box with raised panels on all 4 sides. Can I draw it out and be able to resize it and print out the cut list and such ??
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Re: cedar chest

Postby DaleKern » Tue, Mar 11 2008, 4:36AM

Tim,

There is no doubt in my mind you can put your cedar chest in ecabs - but your method will depend on a number of factors including your construction style. The results, with raised panels on all four side will not resize (to my limited knowledge) automatically, as the raised panels will be applied display panels. I would approach designing the ecab model the way you would approach building the real thing. Model the size of the chest using a standard base cabinet with no toeckick and a stretcher across the front. When you are happy with the proportions, add the display panels (raised panel doors) to your liking. If you build your cedar chest with a lining that is structural you are all set. If your raised panels are the structure themselves, use the cabinet box for construction only - label the material as do not cut. If you don't want the box material to show in your finished renderings, make the box material thin (.001 works). This is how I model built in window seats and chests. Experiment away and ask more questions if you get stuck or need ideas.

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Re: cedar chest

Postby DaleKern » Tue, Mar 11 2008, 5:29AM

Tim,

Attachments didn't work on the first post. Review this uncomplicated design for ideas.

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Re: cedar chest

Postby DanEpps » Tue, Mar 11 2008, 6:27AM

You can make just about anything with eCabinets. Here are just a few links to designs folks have made in eCabinets:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3258
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1821
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5440

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Re: cedar chest

Postby tim lucas » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 8:23AM

Dale

Will the cut list show the display panels - I am working on a base cab box as you said and maybe I can get it right - I would like to be able to print the cut list and let someone else in the shop do the cutting

Thanks for your help
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Re: cedar chest

Postby tim lucas » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 8:26AM

DanEpps wrote:You can make just about anything with eCabinets. Here are just a few links to designs folks have made in eCabinets:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3258
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1821
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5440



Thanks Dan - I realy like the bench ! :beer:
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Re: cedar chest

Postby DanEpps » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 8:28AM

tim lucas wrote:Dale

Will the cut list show the display panels - I am working on a base cab box as you said and maybe I can get it right - I would like to be able to print the cut list and let someone else in the shop do the cutting

Thanks for your help
Tim


Display boards and panels will be on the cut list, display cubes will not.


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