|Forum topic by SPHinTampa||posted 01-26-2011 09:12 PM||1073 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-26-2011 09:12 PM
After my built in closet project, I am about to embark on building some garage cabinets. I would appreciate some insight from your experience on basic cabinet design.
My goal is to build a set of cabinets along a 12 foot section at the back of my garage. I am looking to build both base cabinets with a working top and wall mounted units with under mount lights. I am comfortable making the top cabinets 36” high and 12” deep and the base cabinets 24” deep and 32” high (sitting on a 3 1/2” leveling base).
However, I am wondering about the width of the units. Most of the designs that I find in woodworking references suggest building individual cabinet units that are between 24 or 32” in width and then assembling together. I assume that these dimensions are based on units that are easy to handle and to lift. If I have a wide open garage and a strong helper, is there any disadvantage to building 6 foot wide units with internal walls at 24” intervals rather than smaller separate units?
-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn