April 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm #25516Richard BiessenerSpectator
I noticed that you size your carcass plywood at 3/4″ and the stile that would be attached in front of two adjacent box sides at 1-1/2″. Plywood is actually 23/32″. Do you place a spacer between adjacent boxes to make them 1-1/2″ to match the stile? If not, they won’t be even with the stiles edges, and drawer slides won’t be straight. Just curious.
rickApril 6, 2019 at 2:05 pm #25520chiefwoodworkerKeymaster
Actually, plywood thickness is not the same from batch to batch. It can be 3/4″, it can be 23/32″ or anywhere in between. And you can buy plywood that is 3/4″ at a premium price. But to answer your question, Greg does put a spacer between his sides.
Joe…May 8, 2019 at 9:15 pm #26932Richard BiessenerSpectator
Does Greg buy shim stock or make the spacers himself?
rickMay 9, 2019 at 7:25 am #26950cabwriterKeymaster
Historically, I’ve just used veneer that I have lying around as shims. However, lately, I’ve been leaning more towards plastic shims I’m getting from http://www.handi-shim.com/
They come in handy all over the shop and there’s little holes in them that fit nicely over the barrel bolts that hold the cabinets together and you’re done. The smallest one they make is 1/32″ which is typically just about right. If I can’t use those, I drop back to veneer.
I hope this helps…
GregSeptember 6, 2021 at 9:29 pm #54990HomeProjectsLLCSpectator
Good evening, I was curious to know if the plywood thickness could be changed to be more representative of the actual thickness. Say for 3/4″ input 23/32″ and 1/2″ input 7/16″. I believe that I was able to make this type of change in an older version I had on my Mac but recently upgraded and noticed that when I try to enter 23/32″ and hit update it defaults back to 3/4″ when I change tabs or close the editor and open it back up (the 7/16″ stays so 16th may be the lowest fraction now). Not sure if this is possible or if there are other parameters that need to be changed before doing the thickness. This build will be frameless as well (if that makes a difference).
Thank you for any and all help!
RBGSeptember 6, 2021 at 9:38 pm #54991cabwriterKeymaster
My first guess would be that the units in SketchUp might be set to 1/16″ precision instead of 1/64″ as we recommend. As a first step, open Window->Model Info and choose Units at the bottom left. You should make sure everything is setup like the screenshot I’ve included below. If that doesn’t do the trick, I may need to have Joe chime in with other ideas.
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