Joinery in cabinet design – how to video

Joinery used to construct your cabinet design

joinery form

 

In SketchList 3D we use forms that guide you through the application of joinery to board edges for your cabinet design. In the recent releases or updates to SketchList 3D we have made a large change to the way the joinery form looks and functions. The new forms are more flexible and easier to understand.

The joinery types available to you for placement on the board edge include tenon, tongue and groove, miter, dado, and rabbit.

This YouTube video will show you how the form is used:

A quick preview of the video:

  • To place joinery on a board you must select the board and go to the board detail level. You can do that by double-clicking the board, selecting the board and clicking the detail button on the board form, or a selecting the board and clicking on the board detail level in the hierarchical or level form.
  • Next select the edge on which you want to place joinery.
  • Then click the joinery button in the board form.
  • When the form opens click the type of joinery you want to apply from the buttons on the top.
  • If you want to put the joint on more than the edge you had selected before the joinery form opened click on the edges you would like to add. The board showing in the image area at the bottom of the form can be spun so you can double check your selected edge.
  • You can click okay to accept the default values if they fit your cabinet design.
  • If they do not match your specific needs you can adjust the location and sizes of the joinery by filling in the form. The best way to understand how that works is to watch the video.
  • Joints that add size to a board like a tenon does are accounted for by SketchList3D. If you have a 12 inch board and put a 1/2 inch tendon on an end that board will have in the parts list a nominal length of 12 and the cut length of 12 1/2. With two half inch tenons, one on each side, the cut length would become 13.
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