How to Measure for Cabinet Drawer Boxes
Measuring for your new cabinet drawer box couldn't be easier. With a few basic tools and some careful measurement, you'll be ready to place your order and create the kitchen of your dreams. You don't even need to hire a professional. Are you ready to get started? Let's begin.
- Note Pad
- Tape Measure
Measuring for your drawer boxes may seem difficult, but if you follow these simple guidelines it will be simple. Keep your pencil and note pad handy and measure each opening at least twice to prevent mistakes.
Measure your cabinet box openings to the nearest 1/8" and record your measurements carefully on your note pad. Be sure to record your measurements as width x height. For example, you may write down something such as "width 14" x 30" height." Here are the measurements you will be taking:
- Width = total cabinet width – specifications for drawer slides
- Height = total cabinet height – specifications for drawer slides
- Depth = total cabinet depth – distance for adjustment (at least 1” is recommended)
Be precise, your cabinet drawer box will be custom made to your specifications any incorrect measurements lead to it incorrectly fitting in the cabinet box and a non-returnable item. Double-check your work until you are confident that you are ordering the size drawer box for your project.
Placing Your Order
Here's the nerve wracking part of the cabinet-ordering process. It's now time to calculate the exact cabinet drawer box size you'll need and prepare to input it into the order form. Keep your note pad handy and let's get ready to calculate.
- Height: Drawer must be at least 3/4" less than the total cabinet opening height.
- Width: For 1/2" thick drawer material, deduct a total of 5/8" from the cabinet total opening width.
Carefully input your custom drawer box sizes and quantities into the order form. Besure you have selected the right depth for your drawer boxes. Proofread it to make sure you entered every detail error-free. When you feel confident, click submit. You're now well on your way to owning your perfect cabinets.
Please note that we do not accept responsibility for any errors in measurements based on these recommendations.