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Bow Front Cabinet Radius?

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Is there a way to change the radius of a bow front cabinet? Can the back of the cabinet be bowed also? I can't seem to find anyway to do either. Surely the front if the bow cabinet can have the radius changed. The back might be asking for a bit much.

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Did you experiment with Bow Depth?

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Eric...................I guess it's time to quit for the night. I looked at the "General Panel" many times and never saw the Bow Depth. Thanks for the "heads up". How would you handle a curved back. Is that a possibility? Thank you and have a great day!

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15 minutes ago, Larry_Sweeney said:

How would you handle a curved back

 

Two cabinets back to back.

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3 hours ago, solver said:

 

Two cabinets back to back.

 

 

Nice Tip Eric ! .....

 

7" + and 7" -  Bow setting back to back 9" Cabinets.....

 

M.

 

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Eric..................That's a good suggestion for a regular cabinet, but I'm trying to make an open bookcase that is 16" deep. I'll have to play with that suggestion. maybe I can get the "look" by making the rear cabinet 3/4" deep and then for the plan view use a cad drawing of the cabinet.-------------I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Do you want something like Mick posted above, or something different?

 

You can delete cabinet parts you don't need.

 

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3 hours ago, Larry_Sweeney said:

Eric..................That's a good suggestion for a regular cabinet, but I'm trying to make an open bookcase that is 16" deep. I'll have to play with that suggestion. maybe I can get the "look" by making the rear cabinet 3/4" deep and then for the plan view use a cad drawing of the cabinet.-------------I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

I may not understand the bow on the back you want , cos if you made the cabinet 3/4 deep you 'd have no room for the convex curve , it is why Imade my cabinet 9" with the -7 bow which leaves 2" depth at the center of the cabinet.

M.

 

 

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Mick.............Yes, I found that out. What I'm now trying to understand is how Eric got the curved back on the cabinet he showed. I'm understanding the deleting of the sides and back, but I'm still not getting the look I'm after when I combine the two cabinets back to back-----------YET! 

 

Eric.............Any clues on that cabinet?

 

5a9ec6a4f1157_cabinetpicture.thumb.JPG.738e750f2a835540c9917b8ceed4ad44.JPG This what I'm after.   So far, this is what I've come up with 5a9ec87a11de6_cabinetlook.thumb.JPG.1711b033b876b320e51cafa2e5e6cce6.JPG

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17 minutes ago, Larry_Sweeney said:

Mick.............Yes, I found that out. What I'm now trying to understand is how Eric got the curved back on the cabinet he showed. I'm understanding the deleting of the sides and back, but I'm still not getting the look I'm after when I combine the two cabinets back to back-----------YET! 

 

Eric.............Any clues on that cabinet?

 

5a9ec6a4f1157_cabinetpicture.thumb.JPG.738e750f2a835540c9917b8ceed4ad44.JPG This what I'm after.   So far, this is what I've come up with 5a9ec87a11de6_cabinetlook.thumb.JPG.1711b033b876b320e51cafa2e5e6cce6.JPG

 

the cabinet in the pic seems to have a flat panel on the Back ?, I made my Back ( front actually) with the Side Panel inset in the pic below.

 

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Front cabinet has openings at back to match front, Back cabinet copy reverse, change bow, change back from "match front" to custom and leave it alone, change front by deleting all layouts and making the front Blank. Place cabinets back to back, adjust depths as needed. I also changed the default separation on the "back caibnet" to 3/4"

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Eric.....................I'm sending the cabinet in a plan I'm trying to get the look of a curved back. I think one of my problems is that my bow depth is greater than the side depth of the cabinet.

cabinet 1.zip

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If I were concerned about looks and not an exact model of what is built, build the cabinet as Mark suggested, then sink it into the wall behind.

 

Use the wall surface as the back of the cabinet.

 

36 minutes ago, Larry_Sweeney said:

I think one of my problems is that my bow depth is greater than the side depth of the cabinet.

 

You can't use the methods described above then.

 

This could also be modeled fairly quickly with solids/molding polylines.

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1 hour ago, Larry_Sweeney said:

Eric.....................I'm sending the cabinet in a plan I'm trying to get the look of a curved back. I think one of my problems is that my bow depth is greater than the side depth of the cabinet.

cabinet 1.zip

Is this what you are after?

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Cabinet curvedand inside.plan

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Mark................Since the back is hidden under a landing that's pretty much the same conclusion I came to accept.  finish.thumb.JPG.973670ad56d0fe7ef7fcf8f628306d08.JPG

 

Eric, Mick & Mark.............Thank you for time and advice ( and you CA wisdom).  Even though I wasn't quite able to get exactly what I was looking for I learned much more what I can doe with the cabinet tools. Have a great day.

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