Drawer Bank base kitchen cabinets have three drawers, the top drawer front is 6 3/16", the middle drawer face is 11 1/4", and the bottom drawer face is 12 1/2". The smallest drawer bank is 12" wide then they come in widths from 16" to 36". We do have a 22.5" width. The depth is 24" to fit the appliances depths. This particular drawer bank has MDF paint grade drawer fronts with shapered edges.
Height is 30.5" set on a 4" let to give a standard 34.5" tall kitchen base cabinet which comes to 36" tall with a standard 1.5" thick countertop.
MDF, Medium Density Fiberboard is the carcass material of choice due to the stiffness, uniform thickness, durability, and the lack of internal voids. Plywood is too unstable, is less stiff, and has internal voids that can cause problems with modern European hardware.
The cabinet rails are sold wood as fasteners need to go into the ends of the rails, MDF would be a very poor choice for a cabinet rail.
Drawer slides attach using the system holes, a series of 5 mm holes spaced 32 mm apart, the heart of a European style cabinet. This allows a modular approach to making cabinets and allows existing cabinets to be modified. The system also speeds up manufacturing, assembly, and installation. Accuracy and tolerances are improved as well as the hardware (slides and hinges) has pre drilled holes.
The backs are 3/16" thick, planted on the back of the cabinet and secured with staples all around the perimeter of the cabinet. Backs hold the cabinets square and provide strength as well as protecting the back wall.
Drawer base cabinets stand on ABS feet or legs, consisting of a socket that is attached to the deck of the cabinet and a leg that is tapped in during installation. Each leg can handle about 300# of weight bearing directly down plus it is screwed to a wall in most cases. That is 1200# per cabinet plus the weight the back screws can carry, nearly a ton of weight could be supported on each cabinet. Plus additional support added by the toe kick and end panels. Free standing islands need two sections of PVC pipes cut to length and inserted under the cabinet, preferably with a bolt going into the floor below. Most hardware stores will have red head bolts, coupler nuts (2" long hex nuts), and various length bolts needed to secure an island rock solid with little effort or cost. However, if the island has end panels that reach the floor and the cabinets are installed before the floor is laid so the cabinet is trapped, no additional support is needed.
These are stock cabinets and available in standard sizes only. For custom sizes you must go with more expensive custom cabinets which we also manufacture.
There is a soft maple hardwood slab front cabinet available. The product number is DBKC-SM.