|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 04-26-2016 03:08 PM||372 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-26-2016 03:08 PM
I have question regarding the spacing of doors/drawers when using a full-overlay cabinet door, on adjacent kitchen cabinets. I’m building new kitchen cabinets, and I’m planning on a 1-3/4” face frame, and a 3/4” reveal. I’ll be using Blum 39C screw-in hinges.
When I see the commercially available cabinets, in the store or at other people’s houses (and currently in our own kitchen), it seems that the face frame reveal on each cabinet box is equal all around to door. So, when you put two of these cabinets next to each other, your reveal is twice as large where they meet. For example, if each box has a 3/4” reveal around the doors, you’ll have a 1-1/2” reveal where two boxes meet.
So, since I have the ability to make these however I want…does anybody ever make a smaller reveal on the side where two cabinets will meet, so that the reveal is constant? Using the example above, have a 3/8” reveal each cabinet box, creating a 3/4” reveal when two boxes are put together? I have a long run of uppers in my kitchen, so making one continuous face frame for all the boxes isn’t going to be a feasible option.
Is this something that’s done, to provide a more consistent reveal? Or, will this look weird, since you’ll also have a seam where the two face frames meet in between the doors, or because you’ll have a different overlay on either side of a drawer front (drawer front overlays 1” on one side, and 1-3/8” on the other)? Am I overcomplicating this?
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