Entertainment Center Project Cleanup

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Darwin Joslyn
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Entertainment Center Project Cleanup

Postby Darwin Joslyn » Sun, Apr 26 2009, 10:01PM

I'm brand new to E-cabs, but I really like what the software can do as I learn. I've put together an entertainment center containing 5 cabinets and the customer is happy with the design. I have a couple issues that I don't know how to resolve yet. The larger corner unit FF extends below the side panels and I can't seem to find how to adjust ? On the opposite end I have a small corner cabinet that joins the front edge of the cabinet to the wall. How do you miter the outside edge of the FF to join cleanly to the front cabinet edge? Also when applying the crown molding to the top of the cabinet the molding wraps around each cabinet and then overlaps on the end as the cabinets are joined. Is their a better way I should apply the crown molding? Thanks for your help as I learn the software.

I've attached an image to the entertainment center for your advice.
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Re: Entertainment Center Project Cleanup

Postby DanEpps » Mon, Apr 27 2009, 5:45AM

The larger corner unit FF extends below the side panels


Check Construction Settings and make sure you don't have any insets set for the face frames or ends.

How do you miter the outside edge of the FF to join cleanly to the front cabinet edge


Take the part into the Part Editor and profile the edge using a chamfer tool.

Also when applying the crown molding to the top of the cabinet the molding wraps around each cabinet and then overlaps on the end as the cabinets are joined. Is their a better way I should apply the crown molding?


You can't do an inside miter on the crown molding. You can manually place moldings through Load Item (the same dialog you use for loading a cabinet--just click the molding radio button) and make the the length you need. You have three input boxes on the molding dialog--left miter, rightmiter and length. As said above, the miters are outside only so leave the inside ends unmitered and butt them together.

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Re: Entertainment Center Project Cleanup

Postby Darwin Joslyn » Mon, Apr 27 2009, 11:49PM

Thanks Dan! The FF problem was caused by the deck inset. I adjusted the inset and the FF aligned with the side panels. I also was able to correct the crown overlap. I was able to place a 3 part panel side on the side of the large corner cabinet which is intened to hold a small gas fireplace insert. I haven't been able to bevel the FF on the small cabinet yet, but need to read and practice on another cabinet.

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Entertainment Center Project Cleanup

Postby DanEpps » Tue, Apr 28 2009, 6:06AM

Here is a short video that should help you.

You will have to create the tool in the Shape Manager. I made this one specifically for mitering 3/4 inch materials.

Notice that since I started the tool path from the bottom left of the part, the view of the part in the Part Editor is from the bottom. If I had started from the top, I would have needed a different orientation on the tool.
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Re: Entertainment Center Project Cleanup

Postby Chris Harmon » Tue, Apr 28 2009, 6:52AM

Great video Dan very informative. Thanks


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