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jimcrook@live.com
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Kitchen Island
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2014 Plus

What is the proper way to draw a kitchen island that has the raised bar stool eating area ?  You know the typical kind you

see where the sink is on the main level but there is a raised level at the rear for people to sit at and eat.   What is the

easist way.   I have drawn them by using a base cabinet then adding but vertical and hrozontal solids elevated to the

correct levels.  However, I'm wondering if I am making this more difficult than it needs to be ?   Is there an easier way ?

 

JimC

Bill Wimberley
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Countertops

I use Countertops. Draw--> Cabinet--> Countertop. You can draw it any shape you like. If you want to round off the corners then you can use Curved Fillet. Edit the countertop and set the offset to the proper elevation. Also, after you set the elevation of the countertop I always uncheck Cleanup from the common tab so the countertop doesn't move if you do a cleanup.

There is a Video that might be helpful. In the video Wayne deGroot uses a Solid Polygon but you would use the same method when drawing using Countertops.

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ChrisStewart
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Depends on the look. I often

Depends on the look. I often use a 1.5" deep base cabinet so that I can get the look of block panels on the back.

 

Some builders want to use a framed wall, some want to use stone, etc..

jimcrook@live.com
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Kitchen

Thanks guys.   Do you just use a wall or solid polygon for the vertical panel that closes the top counter to the bottom counter ?

 

JimC

Bill Wimberley
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Cabinet Wall

Typically I use a wall but it just all depends on what the client wants. I have a special wall set up that is set to 40.5" tall and has a different texture in order to differentiate it from a normal wall. 40.5" wall + 1.5" countertop = 42" to the top of the bar countertop. Since countertop offsets are measured from the bottom of the countertop I set the countertop to be offset to 40.5".

ChrisStewart
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I use a backsplash

I use a backsplash or tile