Upper kitchen cabinets include any cabinet that hangs on a wall
except the upper cabinets on tall and deep cabinets like pantry or
broom closet cabinets. They come in widths starting at 6", 10", then
12" to 36" in one inch increments cabinets . A basic cabinet will have
two shelves, one or two doors depending on width. Cabinet depths are
12" on the exterior, 11" clear inside the cabinet.
of cabinets are constrained by the 32 mm system of building cabinets,
the European system. The standard abinets are 31.75" tall. All
european style cabinets increase in 1 1/4" steps (32 mm), this allows
doors and drawer fronts to be pre-made and guaranteed to fit. There are
short cabinets for over fridges and ovens in the appropriate category.
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.
and all hardware attach to 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 drawers to be added
easily on existing cabinets. 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 slide
into a groove around the sides and bottom of the cabinet. Backs hold
the cabinets square and provide strength as well as protecting the back
Upper cabinets have hang blocks
in each end that attach to a long steel rail to make it easy to hang
cabinets. There are vertical and horizontal adjustment screws for
leveling the upper cabinets.
stock cabinets and available in standard sizes only. For custom sizes
you must go with more expensive custom cabinets which we also
Doors on this category are MDF shapered edge doors. Look for other cabinets with a SM product code ending for the soft maple five part door version.