Garage Storage Cabinets With Doors Plans - Step by step instructions for measuring your face frame cabinets for new cupboard doors. Most cupboard businesses would like you to provide them the actual door dimensions in contrast to the rough openings. Rough openings will be the actual measurements of the rectangular holes on your cabinets that you would like to pay with cupboard doors. You'll have to take these dimensions and convert them into doorway dimensions before you purchase. Assess your cupboard openings to see if they're square. This is readily achieved by measuring diagonally from corner to corner both ways. If the dimensions are the same, then your opening is square.
If they are not, then you may wish to measure the width at the top and bottom and then take the larger of the two. Same thing goes for the height, measure height on the left and side and take the larger of the two. At this point you have the tough opening dimensions. To make it easier to fit your new doors to your existing openings, you might want to produce a sketch of your cabinets and number them on paper. This will make mounting the new doors considerably easier, especially if you have many doors that are close to the same size. Now that you have the rough opening dimensions, what can you do with them?
You finally have to make a determination. How many overlays do you want to have in your face frame cabinets? Keep in mind how broad are the stiles involving openings? If two doors are side by side and hinge on hinge, they will either require clearance to swing open without hitting another doorway, even if that door is open as well. The amount of clearance is mostly a function of which hinge you are using. Check with your own hinge maker to find out how much you really need. Most hinges will need anywhere from zero clearance up to a quarter of a inch.
Check the bottom for any decorative moldings that might hit the bottom of your doors and adjust accordingly. Most face frame overlay doors possess an overlay in the quarter of an inch to as much as three-quarters of an inch. Rarely, you might have overlays outside this choice, but they do occur and are often for only a couple of doors on a classic cupboard. An overlay of one-half inch is possibly the most common, and the one we will use for our examples.
We'll also assume that there are not any barriers such as narrow stiles, or drawer fronts, countertop lips, or decorative moldings to interfere with our half inch overlay. For single openings, this can be a opening on your cabinets that will have a door covering the entire opening, choose the height and width of the opening and then add 1 inch to the height and width and that will provide you a half inch overlay on all four sides. For example, if the rough opening is sixteen inches broad and half dozen inches tall, you'll need a door seventeen inches wide and thirty-three inches tall.