How do you measure for cabinet pull shelves?

Asked By: Aymane Garcia Caro | Last Updated: 5th June, 2020
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To measure for do it yourself pull-out shelves simply check the depth from the inside edge of the kitchen cabinet face frame (the back side) to the back wall of the cabinet (dimension B). Watch out for any protrusions such as pipes or electric wires or outlets and adjust the size accordingly.

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Also question is, how do you measure an inside cabinet?

With your tape measure you want to measure on the inside of the frame. Measure from inside edge to inside edge and then notate that number, this will be your rough opening measurement. Do this for both the width and height for each door. Write down your measurement width x height for each inside frame measure.

One may also ask, how do you measure the depth of a shelf?

  1. Click the sections to the left to view each step.
  2. Measuring underneath of the cabinet is easier, but make sure to keep the measuring tape parallel with the front edge.
  3. Measure the depth of the "floor" of the cabinet. This will typically be a little deeper than the upper shelves.
  4. Measure the depth of the upper shelves.

In respect to this, how do you measure a drawer slide?

Measure from the back of the drawer-front to the end of the drawer box. Only measure the box, do not include the drawer front. Round the measurement off to the lower number on the tape. For example, when the measurement is 22 1/2 inches, you need to purchase 22-inch drawer slides.

How do you measure wall shelves?

How to Measure Shelves

  1. Look at the space where you want to place the shelving.
  2. Stretch your tape measure across the area where you want to install the shelf.
  3. Step back in order to view the tape.
  4. Use the tape measure to determine how much space you want in between the shelves.

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What is the width of a shelf?

The standard width is 31 inches. The depth will range from 12 to 13 inches. However, it's not hard to find a two-shelf bookcase as tall as 36 inches. Two-shelf bookcases are the right size for small book collections, or to serve as bookcases dedicated to encyclopedias and large photographic books.

How much does Shelf Genie cost?

On average, a ShelfGenie ticket is $2,800 to $3,000, but prices can range depending on the space and what a client wants.

Can you change kitchen cupboards to drawers?

Use the Existing Kitchen Face: Less Work, but Less Freedom
To build drawers without replacing the cabinet face, you have two options: Leave the existing doors on their hinges and place the drawers behind them. This is easier to build, but you'll need to open the door every time you pull out a drawer.

How much bigger should a cabinet door be than the opening?

Add space for door overlay: Cabinet doors for framed cabinets must be larger than the cabinet opening to look right and close properly. We refer to this as an "overlay". The industry standard for most cabinet doors is a 1/2 inch overlay around the cabinet door.

How much clearance do you need for drawer slides?


Required clearance is typically around a ½” between the drawer slides and the sides of the cabinet opening and generally the only downside to a side-mount drawer slide is that they will limit the horizontal width of your drawer.

How much space do you need between Double cabinet doors?

The standard is 3/32". I use 3mm between the pair of doors you described (Frameless cabinetry with full overlay, 1.5mm reveal).

How much smaller should a drawer be than the opening?

Drawers can be built almost any width for bottom mount, but the most common size is 3/4-inch smaller on both sides than the cabinet opening. For example, if the opening is 12 inches wide, the drawer should be built 10 1/2 inches wide.

What is the depth of a standard base cabinet?

Standard base cabinet depth is 24 inches (61cm). Deeper cabinets are also available and are useful because refrigerators have been getting deeper – up to 36 inches deep (92cm) so a deeper countertop is appropriate.

How wide should cabinet doors be?

Add 1 inch to both the width and the height of each opening size measurement. For example, a 14" x 30" cabinet opening should now read 15" x 31". This technique allows for a 1/2" overlay of cabinet door openings. If you order by cabinet order size alone, your doors will be too small.

What is the average size of a kitchen cabinet door?


If the cabinet is a full height base cabinet (one that only includes a door), that door is 30 inches tall. As far as depth goes a standard base cabinet is 24 inches deep.

Base Cabinet Sizes Summary Table:
Height: 34.5 inches without countertop / 36 inches with countertop
Depth: 12 to 24 Inches
Width: 9 to 36 inches

What are the different types of drawer slides?

3 Kinds of Furniture Drawer Slides: Pros and Cons
  • Wooden slides. Traditionally, drawers have slid on wooden runners: strips of wood tenoned into horizontal rails at the face of a cabinet.
  • Side-mounted ball bearing slides. Side-mount ball bearing slides such as those made by Accuride are affordable, dependable, and hard wearing.
  • Self-closing undermount slides.

What type of drawer slides should I use?

Below are some of the most common types of drawer slides.
  • Nylon Roller – These are typically used in conjunction with epoxy-coated steel drawer slide members.
  • Steel Ball Bearing – Often called precision ball bearing slides, these slides offer a superior fit and feel compared to standard nylon rollers slides.

How do you determine drawer pull size?

Bar pull sizes are generally determined by the “center-to-center” measurement (the distance between the two screw holes). If you have pre-drilled cabinetry, you'll need to buy hardware that fits the existing center-to-center measurement.

How wide is a standard drawer?

Although there is no standard size for a chest of drawers, the most common size is 38 inches wide. A chest of drawers this size is small enough to fit in most bedrooms, but large enough to have ample storage space.

What is the difference between self closing and soft closing drawer slides?


Most components that are soft-closing are also self-closing, but not all self-closing components are soft-closing. The "self" element means that the hinge or slide has a built-in element that pulls the drawer or door closed, sometimes with a tap or bang. "Soft"-closing means just that it glides.