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06-11-2016 08:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question

Anybody have a source for this info?
vanity, kitchen cabs, dining table, chairs, etc.


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#1 posted 06-11-2016 08:44 PM

I’ve always just done a google search when I’m not sure.
Standard Cabinetry Sizes
Standard Chair Sizes
Then I look at images and there’s always a lot to pick from

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 08:46 PM

Here are a couple different sites, google helps immensely for stuff like this, the only difference I would make to the cabinet sizes is this for kitchen cabs

base cabinets
height 35 3/8”
depth 23”

upper cabinets
height 30”
depth 11 3/4”

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#3 posted 06-11-2016 08:47 PM

If you want a reference book that covers lots of things like that get one of these,Jim Tolpin has lots of great books.

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#4 posted 06-12-2016 02:00 AM

An IKEA catalogue is also very useful. Usually well proportioned furniture and overall dimensions are given.

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#5 posted 06-12-2016 02:42 AM

Architectural Graphic Standards is the go to book or online service for design standards used by designers and architects. It includes furniture, cabinetry, etc. You may find the book or service at your local library. I have a architect that lets me use his book.

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#6 posted 07-11-2016 05:30 PM

This may not help but I have a friend who goes to lots of open houses posing as a buyer, if you live in or close to a populated area it works. He has gotten some realy good ideas and you get to see it in person much better than pics and catologs. Immoral, wrong yea most likely but its tuff out there ya gotta do what you gotta do to stay one step ahead. And its not uncommon for potential buyers to bring a tape measure.

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 02:48 PM

Kreg Tool offers a cabinet making booklet that’s available from Amazon for $3 or it can be downloaded free as a pdf file from many sources. Google “Kreg Cabinet Making Booklet”. It provides all of the dimensions for upper and lower cabinets. You will find it to be very helpful. Of course, since it’s a Kreg booklet, they show you how to build these cabinets using the maximum possible number of pocket holes, but with a little knowledge of the other common joinery techniques, the pocket hole joinery can be kept to a minimum and only used where they will not show. I like pocket hole technology but I can’t stand the sight of them in my cabinets, even when plugged. I won’t use them in doors or drawers, or anywhere where they will be seen if you put your head into a cabinet that I built. In the bottom from underneath, behind the cabinet drawer slides, or from outside when another cabinet will be adjacent and attached is the only type of place where I will use them.
They save time and eliminate the need for clamps when gluing, but to me, they are ugly.


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#8 posted 07-16-2016 05:54 PM

I make all my tables 30” high from top surface to floor and all my chairs with 19” seats.

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#9 posted 07-16-2016 08:15 PM

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