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#1 Richard VanEk

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

Is there a quick way to draw a library style to the back of island cabinets which now has a plain piece of solid paneling.  Just don't want to spend more time drawing it than it would take to make it of 1x 's.   



#2 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:39 PM

Richard select Draw>Cabinets>Configure Cabinets>Shape>Finished Back you can 

then select the door style you would like for the finish back. Library Style? Shaker?



#3 Richard VanEk

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:13 PM

I can't seem to get to the finished back (only back panel) and library style is not an option. 



#4 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:56 PM

Richard is this close to what you are looking for? The back panel and finished panel would be the same.

That is what I used in this rendering.

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#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:05 AM

What do you mean by "LIBRARY STYLE"?


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#6 Richard VanEk

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:53 AM

Library style, I use a smooth plywood panel attached to the back of the cabinets,(in this case already there) with 1x4 for the base, 1x3's for uprights and top dividing the panel into equal segments.  Sometimes I will trim the resulting rectangles with a 1/2" cove.  It is quick and a low cost way to finished the plain back panel.  Keith what you are showing is installing doors together to create this look at the cost of $100-$200 per door.  What I do with the 1x's can be done in a hour or two and cost about $200.  I done this a lot and also used it as a wains cotting in rooms thus called library panels



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:29 AM

Personally, just to make that work on the 3D, I'd use a custom railing with 3" x 4" toe rail, 3" x 3" handrail and 3" x 3" posts - No spindles ... then bury it 2" into the back of the cabinets to expose only 1". Once you have it defined and working correctly, the intermediate posts will divide any length into equal sections, and can be used repeatedly without any redefinition.


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#8 Richard VanEk

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:36 AM

Thanks Keith,  I will build something like that next time I have nothing to do.  Do you then install it on the plan view and push it back into the cabinets?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:56 AM

Thanks Keith,  I will build something like that next time I have nothing to do.  Do you then install it on the plan view and push it back into the cabinets?

 

Yes, exactly that - and it's really quick to define, probably quicker than you can draw what you want with solids. And you can easily adjust the exactly equal sections, just by adding extra intermediate posts.

 

I have a layer called HIDDEN on all my drawings that is set to NOT print, and normally it's turned off. Typically, what I would do is draw anything I don't want on the plans on the HIDDEN layer, so it only shows on the 3D.

 

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Of course, we run into the issue with finishes in the same plane, so I've edited the handrail and the toerail to be 3.03" wide.

 

For anyone interested, I've enclosed the . spy file, just unzip it.

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#10 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

Richard, Always a way to build it cheaper in the field. Thought you were

interested in how to build the finished back using Softplans cabinet options.

In the field I contact cement door skins vertically to sheet rock etc. and overlay

either a fully assembled face frame or individual pieces dependent on the application.

This gives me the Library Look either on cabinet backs or as a wainscot for in a 

Library for instance.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

Edit the cabinet and turn on the peninsula selection - that may be what you're looking for. 



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:23 AM

Just started using Softplan 18.Working on my first project. I have a snack bar and 2 separate island. What is the best way to develop these sort of cabinetry?


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