Cabinet Engineering

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 room on each side of the rod...uppers on one edge of a side and bases on the opposite edge of the rod.