Cabinet Moldings Tutorial in Home Designer Software
Cabinet Moldings Tutorial in Home Designer Software

In this video, we’re going to take a
look at placing moldings on cabinets. This includes placing an edge profile
molding on a base cabinet countertop, maybe a shoe molding around the
countertop, a crown molding, or you also may place moldings
just below the countertop. Let’s go in and take a look at the
process. To place a molding on a cabinet, you can double click and open up the
cabinet. You’ll find a molding panel. If you don’t have a molding already,
you can use the add new. If you do have a molding,
you can always replace one. Let’s go ahead and click add new. Browse out to the library and you’re
gonna find inside of our architectural library: moldings for base, chair,
crown, door, and edge moldings. In this case for the top of the cabinet, I’m just choose a simple
profile that’s rectangular. I’m going to set the width at half inch. I’m going to set
the height that two inches and notice
there’s a vertical offset. Let’s use the wheel on the mouse button
and scroll in. See where the molding is, let’s go ahead and use a vertical offset.
I’m going to use a negative number, which will raise it off the box. Positive
number moves it down onto the box. If you have that situation, you may want to add a blank item above
your door so you have space for that molding to protrude onto the cabinet. Now you can add multiple
moldings on the cabinet. If I want to add a light rail
down on the bottom of the cabinet, you can use the add new button. I’m going to select the same profile and
in this case let’s go ahead and set it to be one and a half inches, and the vertical offset
will remove from the top, and in this case we’ll use a negative
number to move it off of the box, the same distance, and then we can close the dialogue
and previewer those moldings are. Let’s take a look at the base cabinet.
On the base cabinet, I’m going to go into the molding profile. The first thing I want to do is I want
to add a edge profile for the countertop. I’ll come over to the add new button. You’ll find edge profiles in our core
catalog underneath the architectural folder,
edge profiles. You’ll also find a bonus library in our
3D library system that you can download and it gives you a larger selection. I’m going to go ahead and select the
Ogee profile and then that will apply it onto the cabinet box. Again,
you can control the width. In this case I’m going to make sure
that it’s the same thickness as the countertop at one and a half inches.
And then I want to add a shoe molding. You’ll notice there’s a shoe
molding on the full height cabinet. Let’s go back in and add new, and in this case I’m going to come
down and select the simple edge profile molding that’s a quarter round. I’ll set the height to be
three quarters of an inch, and again from the bottom of the
cabinet you see the preview of it. Let’s go ahead and close the dialogue. You’ll notice that the moldings actually
bump and merge here on the bottom as well as here on the top.
You can also use the material eyedropper. If I pick up the countertop material, I can spray that on the edge profile
and it will apply it to that molding. To learn more about moldings, make
sure you open up the cabinet dialogue, go to the help function. This will open up the help file
directly into the cabinet dialogue, and you can scroll down and you can learn
more about moldings and information on how they can be applied to your cabinets.

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