Creating Wainscoting in Cabinet Vision

Step #1 In the Cabinet Wizard:

1. Setup a new or copy an existing Construction Method that will produce the Door Frame parts in the widths and joint configuration that you need.

2. Use the Mortise and Tenon method so your cut-list will indicate correct lengths for stiles and rails. (Allows for coping)

3. Note any differences in the Toe, as you may want this panel to go to the floor.

4. Save this Construction Method with a unique name (Wainscot Method).

Step #2 In the Door Catalog Editor:

1. Create a new Door with no stiles and rails.

2. Choose a Raised Panel Detail to be used for this Door Style.

3. Set the Panel Type to be a Raised Panel.

4. Select a Material Schedule for this Door Style. Make sure the Material in the Material Schedule has a Material for the Panel Part.

5. Save the Door with a unique name (Wainscot Panel). 

Step #3 In the Material Catalog:

1. Create a new Hinge, call it "nohinge"

2. Set it to have an overlay, use a value like -.375” so the Panel will Mortise into the Frame.

3. Under Hinge Specs, set the Shape to N/A.

4. Give it an inset of 3/4".

5. Go to Schedule/Hinges, create a new Hinge Schedule, call it Wainscot, and use the "nohinge" Hinge for this Schedule. 

Step #4 In the Material Catalog:

1. Create a new Pull, call it "nopull"

2. Under Pull Specs, set the Shape to N/A.

3. Go to Schedule/Pulls, create a new Pull Schedule, call it Wainscot, and use the "nopull" Pull for this Schedule. 

Step #5 Set the Job Properties:

1. Start a new Job.

2. Choose the "nopulls" Pull Schedule. (Job Properties/Hardware)

3. Choose the "nohinge" Hinge Schedule. (Job properties/ Hardware)

4. Choose the "Wainscot" Door Style. (Job Properties/Material)

5. Choose the "Wainscot" Construction Method, Face Frame style. (Job Properties/Construction)

6. Select the Frameless Construction Style. We will establish an Override later to a Face Frame Style.

Step #6 Create the Subassembly:

1. Place a Cabinet on a Wall.

2. At the Section Editor, choose Utilities|Hide Parts; Hide all Parts except the Door and Frame Parts.

3. Go to the Section Editor Menu option Properties|Construction and change the Construction Style to Face Frame. This places a Construction Style Override on the Cabinet; this in effect locks the Construction Style for this Object to Face Frame. This is beneficial because when we save this Object to a Catalog it will always be a Face Frame Style whether the Room it is placed in is a Face Frame Style or not.

4. Confirm by looking at all other views that the Subassembly is correct. 

Step #7 Saving the Subassembly:

1. From the Room Level Plan view, set the depth of the Object to 3/4" (or whatever depth yours will be).

2. Right click on the Object and choose Save As.

3. Choose a Library to save the Object in.

4. Check Preserve Size.

5. Name the Subassembly (Wainscot).

6. Go to Advanced/Preserve.

7. Check all of these: Pulls, Hinges, Cabinet, Doors.

Click on OK, and then OK again to save the Subassembly.

Now whenever you pull the Wainscot panel out, resection it, stretch it or otherwise modify it, it will work flawlessly.


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