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Cabinet door question for built in

Posted by scubated (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 28, 09 at 15:32

We are doing cabinet bases for bookshelves which are on either side of the fireplace. We have built the cabinets but now need to order doors. The left cabinet is next to the baseboard heater and we needed to build the frame a bit wider on the left side to accommodate the door swing. Question is do we use equally wide doors ignoring the wider left frame and the doors will not meet in the center or do we use a smaller door on the left side so they meet in the center? Is there a rule of thumb or what do you think would look better.

Any opinions would be much appreciated. Thanks


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RE: Cabinet door question for built in

The doors are the main thing you see when looking at a cabinet. I usually make all the doors equal size to keep it balanced. I also line up the doors to each other so the edges and centers are in line. If your cabinet face frame has no center stile, the doors being off center should not be very noticeable.

Without a picture it is pretty hard to say what will look better.


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