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The basic focus of a cabinet maker is the production of cabinets.While cabinetmakers may also need to produce items that won't be identified as cabinets, the same skills and techniques apply.Cabinets can be built-in or freestanding. Built-in cabinetry is usually custom-made for a particular situation and is fixed to the floor, against a wall or in a frame that fits in an opening.For example, modern kitchens are examples of built-in cabinets.Freestanding cabinets are more often ready-made items that can be moved from one place to another if needed.Cabinets can be wall-mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Cabinet doors may be hinged or sliding and may have mirrors on the inside or outside surface.
Cabinets may have face frames or be of frameless construction (also known as European or European).Face frame cabinets have a support frame attached to the front of the cabinet box. This face frame is typically 1+1⁄2" (4 cm) wide. What is installed on the cabinet frame is the cabinet door.In contrast, frameless cabinets do not have such a supporting front frame, and the cabinet doors are attached directly to the sides of the cabinet body.The side, bottom, and top panels of the box are typically 5⁄8 to 3⁄4 inches (15 to 20 mm) thick, with the door covering the edge of the box only 1⁄16 inches (2 mm).Modern cabinets are usually frameless and are usually made of wood-based panels such as plywood, particleboard, or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The visible surfaces of these materials are often covered with wood veneers, plastic laminates or other materials. they can also be painted.
Cabinetry found in the kitchen
Cabinetry, basic usage, ergonomics and cabinet construction in the kitchen vary by geography.In the United States, cabinets in kitchens usually consist of upper or wall cabinets and base cabinets.For cabinets produced by cabinet manufacturers, base cabinets measure a standard 24 inches deep front to back, and wall cabinets typically measure 12 inches front to back.The standard height for base cabinets is 34.5" at the manufacturer. According to the design guidelines of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (known as NKBA),the height from the countertop to the bottom of the upper cabinet should be no less than 15" of clearance. Wall cabinets vary in height depending on storage needs and the heights allowed in a particular kitchen.Common overall heights for wall cabinets are 30", 36" and 42".30" and 36" are typically used for North American ceiling heights of 8' or less. 42" heights are typically used for 9' ceilings.These options are usually based on design.Base cabinets typically start at 9" wide and go up to 45". Wall cabinets are typically 12 inches wide and can be as large as 42 inches.Wall and base cabinets are standard in 3" increments.