Applying Moldings to Cabinets

Reference Number: KB-00887
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Pro or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Interiors


I would like to apply moldings to some of my cabinets. How can I do that?


In this article, we will walk you through applying moldings to one of the wall cabinets in your plan.

If you want to apply moldings to all of the wall cabinets placed in your plan, you can to set these values in your Wall Cabinet Defaults.


To add the first molding to your wall cabinet

  1. First, launch your Home Designer software program and Open  the plan in which you would like to add a molding to the cabinet.

  2. Next, using the Select Objects  tool, select the cabinet that you would like to apply the molding to, and click on the Open Object edit tool to display the Wall Cabinet Specification dialog.

  3. Select the Moldings panel and click on the Add New button to display the Select Library Object dialog.

  4. Click on the arrow icon next to Home Designer Core Catalogs and then once more for Architectural and again for Molding.

    • For the purposes of this example, click on the arrow  icon next to Crown Molding, select the CA-21 crown molding profile, then click OK to apply this change and close the Select Library Object dialog.

  5. Now we can see that our first molding has been added to the wall cabinet in the Molding drop down menu. Multiple moldings for each type of cabinet can be specified.

    If we later decided to remove this molding, we would click on the Delete button here, or if we simply wanted to change the profile used, we would click on the Replace button and choose a different molding. 

  6. In the Wall Cabinet Specification dialog:

    • Increase the Height of the molding to 5" to change its vertical dimension.

    • Set the Width to 2".

    • For the purposes of this example, we will leave the radio button set at From Top and change the Offset value to -5"

      The Vertical Offset value defines the distance the molding is offset from the top, or bottom of the cabinet. Where it is measured from depends on the location of the radio button below. You can enter either position or negative values into this field. 

To add a second molding to the cabinet

We'll also add a molding to the bottom of our cabinet, to serve as a light rail.

  1. While still in the Wall Cabinet Specification dialog, on the Moldings panel, click on the Add New button to display the Select Library Object dialog.

  2. Again, navigate to an appropriate molding, select it, and click on the OK button so that you see it displayed in the dialog.

  3. As a light rail, we will want to set the Vertical value From Bottom as demonstrated in the image below.

  4. When you have finished adding moldings to your cabinet, click the OK button to apply the changes.

  5. Finally, take a 3D Camera  view to see the results.