Craftsman Engineering Blog

What's your CVQ? ( Cabinet Vision Quotient )

Here’s a quiz to determine your “Cabinet Vision Quotient”.  My intent is to test a cabinet design engineer’s knowledge of the most widely accepted cabinet manufacturing software, Cabinet Vision. However, scoring high doesn’t mean you’re the next shining star engineer, and scoring low doesn’t mean you can't tell the difference between a straight line and a circle. Some answers are debatable, so there will be many comments. Where do you fit?

Tools of the trade - From storey poles and drafting tables to lasers and Cabinet Vision

Back in the day, and I'm not quite certain how long ago that was, the state of the art measuring tool for laying out a room full of cabinets was the "storey pole" or some called them layout rods or storey rods.  Whatever the proper name for them really was, they were essentially two long sticks of softwood which the cabinet maker made pencil marks on.  With four sides of a square set of rods, a cabinet maker could layout a whole house full of cabinets...one room on each side of the rod...uppers on one edge of a side and bases on the opposite edge of the rod.