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Sloped top, back to front

Postby Al Navas » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 10:00AM

I cannot figure out how to slope the top of a cabinet, as on a drafting table. From about 8 hits doing a Search, I would use a display cube for the top, cut the sides to the proper slope, and place the display cube on the sides to the proper slope. Is this about right?

A client is interested in a stand-up desk; the "desk" part is about 8 inches tall, with the top sloping from the back to the front almost 3 inches. The width is 69 inches. Total height at the back is 44 inches at the back (turned legs, with stretchers between the front and back legs, and a single stretcher between those two other stretchers). I appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks!

Search results: I got about 8 hits, dating back to 2005. Unfortunately, all the images and attachments have been lost... :wall:
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Re: Sloped top, back to front

Postby DanEpps » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 10:29AM

Just use a standard frameless base with no toe kick or top for the desk. Edit the ends in the Part Editor to create the angle you need and add a display panel (not cube) for for the top. This is sort of like the breadbox on your blog site.

Add legs and you're ready to go.

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Re: Sloped top, back to front

Postby DanEpps » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 10:34AM

This is the topic in your blog I was referring to: http://sandal-woodsblog.com/2007/11/12/ ... bread-box/

Just turn it on its "back" and you have your sloped "desk." :wink:

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Re: Sloped top, back to front

Postby Al Navas » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 11:29AM

It was under my nose all this time <sigh...> . Thanks, Dan!

No stretchers on this version, but mortise and tenon to attach boards to the legs. I needed this to be able to estimate the materials needed, as the client wants the quarter-sawn white oak, no plywood anywhere.
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Re: Sloped top, back to front

Postby DanEpps » Wed, Mar 12 2008, 1:57PM

Al Navas wrote:It was under my nose all this time <sigh...> ...


Welcome to the club Al. :wink:


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