Although checking sizes and measuring up for new doors and drawers can appear a daunting task, if you follow the simple instructions below:
Replacing Existing Doors and Drawers
- Check that your existing cabinets are of sufficient quality to accept new doors and that the carcass width is either 15mm or 18mm.
- The easiest way to measure existing doors and drawers accurately is to measure the back of the door. This is because many doors have a profile on the front which can make accurate measuring difficult.
- If hinge holes are required we need to know the position in which they need to be drilled. Most doors have two hinge holes and the measurement we need is the distance from the centre of the top hole to the top edge of the door (See Fig 1) and the centre of the bottom hole to the bottom edge of the door (See Fig 2)
- Depending on the design we need to know on which side the hinge holes need to be located. The easiest way to do this is to look at the existing door from the front and indicate whether the hinge holes need to be on the left hand or the right hand side of the door.
- On some larger doors there can be extra hinge holes. If a third hinge hole is required, the measurement we need to know is the distance from the centre of the hinge hole to the top edge of the door. If a fourth hinge hole is required the measurement we need to know is the distance from the centre of the hole to the bottom edge of the door.
DOORS & DRAWERS FOR NEW CABINETS
- The height of most kitchen cabinets is 720mm excluding the adjustable legs. The standard width ranges from 300mm wide up to 1200mm.
- To fit a full door on a cabinet that is 720mm high by 500mm wide you would allow 2mm on either side and 2.5mm top and bottom to allow for adjustment. The door size required would therefore be 715mm high x 496mm wide.
- To fit a door and a drawer on a “Drawerline” base unit that is 720mm high by 500mm you would again allow 2mm on either side and 2.5mm top and bottom for both the door and the drawer. The size of the drawer would be 140mm high x 496mm wide and the door would be 570mm high x 496mm wide (See Fig 3)
- Where the above unit has four drawers of the same size, the height of 720mm is divided by four which equals 180mm high per drawer and you allow a further 5.0mm per drawer for adjustment which equates to four drawers, each 175mm high x 496mm wide.
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