Distance between Shaker Hanging Cabinets?


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Old 02-16-16, 09:47 AM
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Distance between Shaker Hanging Cabinets?

I am building some hanging cabinets, 30H x about 32W x 12D. I will be putting 2 of them next to each other. Just wondering how to do the middle of the 2 cabinets. There will be a 2 inch face frame on them with a half inch overlay as well. Now when them come together, do I make 1 vertical face frame (Stile) where they come together or do I make 2 of them? I don't really want that big gap between the cabinets but I want 2 sets of doors. But I want to be able to open both of the doors at the same time still(Obviously not all the way but still far enough. They will be opening towards each other.

I checked out some images online and they have some really tight gaps between the 2 doors, but I don't really need that gap THAT small. Doing my measurements, I have 1 Stile on the face frame that is 2 inches, so that makes a 1 inch gap between the overlayed doors. Will that constrict my doors opening?


Also, can I do one cabinet carcass but with 4 doors (2 sets)? Will that middle stile for the face frame be able to hold 2 doors without the support of a board breaking the cabinets into 2?

Thanks!

Hard to explain but hope this makes sense.

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Cabinets

Custom cabinet builders build the cabinets to fit the space that would be occupied by multiple cabinet "boxes" from off the shelf dealers. When installing off the shelf boxes, adjacent cabinets have the width of two face frames separating cabinet doors of adjacent boxes. On the other hand, custom cabinets would only have one face frame at this same location. You do not need double width face frames between doors.

Also, can I do one cabinet carcass but with 4 doors (2 sets)? Will that middle stile for the face frame be able to hold 2 doors without the support of a board breaking the cabinets into 2?
Stiles are components of cabinet doors. The vertical face frame in the center will be attached to the top and bottom horizontal face frame and will support both doors without any problem.
 
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Old 02-16-16, 11:16 AM
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Stiles are components of cabinet doors. The vertical face frame in the center will be attached to the top and bottom horizontal face frame and will support both doors without any problem.
Thanks a lot. I think I will go with this then! I think it will actually workout better just being one large cabinet with 4 doors.

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Does that center vertical face frame have to be going into the horizontal top and bottom one? Or can the top and bottom one be going into the center one on both sides of it? Does it matter?
 
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Face Frame

The top and bottom horizontal face frames are continuous all the way from one end to the other and butt into the vertical end face frames. This is done to hide the end grain of the horizontals. Intermediate vertical members butt into the top and bottom horizontals. Hope this make sense. Good luck with your project.
 
 

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