18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets

Sometimes, the best base cabinet is a wall cabinet. Using a wall cabinet as a base cabinet can be very practical depending on the situation. If you are using stock cabinets from a hardware store and there are limited size options, it sometimes is a necessity. The two main differences between a base cabinet and a wall cabinet are the dimensions of the cases, and the inclusion of a 4 1/2-inch toe kick on base cabinets where the cabinet meets the floor. Standard base cabinets are 34 1/2 inches high and 24 inches deep. A stock wall cabinet is almost always 12 inches deep, but can come in a variety of heights — 30 inches being the most common height. It is relatively easy to convert a 30-inch wall cabinet into a base cabinet by attaching a 4 1/2-inch platform of its own. google_ad_channel = ‘6887971154’; google_ad_client = ‘pub-3235755782694080’; google_ad_output = ‘js’; google_max_num_ads = ‘1’; google_ad_type = ‘text’; google_image_size = ‘180×150’; google_feedback = ‘on’; google_skip = google_adnum; google_url = ‘bottom’; google_label_text = ‘Sponsored link’; 1Measure the width and depth of the wall cabinet to determine the size of the platform. The platform spans the width of the front of the wall cabinet, but will be set back from the front of the case body to allow for a “toe kick” area. Measure the depth of the toe kick on your other base cabinets and account for that depth when planning the recession of the platform. For example, if you have a wall cabinet that is 30 inches wide by 12 inches deep, the dimensions of your platform will be 30 inches wide by 9 inches deep (assuming a 3-inch subtraction for the toe kick). 2Cut the 3/4-inch-thick material into 4 1/2-inch-wide strips. Cut the strips into the length determined by your measurements. Take into account the thickness of the material. For example, if you are building a 30-inch-by-9- inch platform, you would have two strips that are 30 inches, and two strips that are 7 1/2 inches (9 inches minus 1 1/2 inches, 3/4 inch times two). 3Butt the wood strips, with the two shorter side strips between the front and back strips, and clamp them together, creating a rectangular frame. Double-check the measurements to make sure the frame matches the final dimension of the platform. 4Drill two, evenly-spaced pilot holes at every joint where the strips overlap. Screw all four joints together using the wood screws. The platform will not be structural, as the cabinet will be secured to the wall, and you will not see it once it is covered by the toe kick molding. 5Level the platform. Set the platform on the floor where it will be installed. Set your level on the platform and identify the “high point” on the floor. 6Shim all four corners of the platform so everything is even with the high point. Slide the shim between the floor and your platform at each corner. Double-check all four corners before moving on. 7Set the wall cabinet on the platform. If this cabinet will be against another cabinet, use cabinet clamps to clamp it to the adjoining cabinet. Adjust the shims to make sure both cabinets are level with each other. 8Trim excess shim material that is sticking out from under the platform. Glue the shims to the bottom of the platform to stabilize it. 9Attach the platform to the wall via screws. Screw them into studs in the wall wherever applicable. 10Drill pilot holes through the cabinet hang rail and into the studs behind to hang the cabinet securely. Set the cabinet on the platform and secure the cabinet to the wall studs using cabinet screws. If there is a run of cabinets, attach the cabinets to each other with clamps before fastening them to the wall. 11Attach the toe kick molding to cover the platform. Use molding adhesive to attach the toe kick molding to the platform, and secure it using finishing nails spaced 18 to 24 inches apart. Things You Will Need Tape measure MDF or scrap material, 3/4-inch thick Circular saw or table saw C-clamp Drill Drill bit slightly smaller than diameter of wood screw Wood screws Level Shims Cabinet clamps Screwdriver Wood glue Cabinet screws Toe kick molding Finishing nails or molding adhesive google_ad_channel = ‘4818890251’; google_ad_client = ‘pub-3235755782694080’; google_ad_output = ‘js’; google_max_num_ads = ‘4’; google_ad_type = ‘text’; google_image_size = ‘336×280’; google_feedback = ‘on’; google_skip = google_adnum; google_url = ‘bottom’; google_label = ‘top’; google_label_text = ‘Sponsored Links’; References Gyan Kendra: How to Make My Own Cabinet Toe Kick Photo Credits Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images Suggest a Correction How to Install Toe Kick Boards for Kitchen Cabinets How to Install Kitchen Peninsula Cabinets Without a Wall How to Attach a Countertop to a Wall Without Cabinets How to Raise a Dishwasher off the Floor google_ad_client = ‘pub-3235755782694080’; google_ad_channel = ‘9557755723’; google_ad_output = ‘js’; google_max_num_ads = ‘5’; google_ad_type = ‘text’; google_image_size = ‘160×600’; google_feedback = ‘on’; google_url = ‘bottom’; google_label = ‘top’; google_label_text = ‘Sponsored Links’;
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18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets

Reduced Depth Cabinet Modification CliqStudios offers a reduced-depth cabinet modification. This flexibility allows you to solve a host of kitchen design problems. Work around a projection, add visual interest to a long bank of cabinets, increase width of a traffic path, or create a furniture-look feature. kitchen cabinets up to 36 inches wide can be reduced: wall cabinets to a minimum of 5 inches, vanity and base cabinets to a minimum of 6 inches, base-end angle cabinets to a minimum of 18 inches, and tall pantry cabinets to a minimum of 6 inches.  21-inch and 24-inch deep base and vanity cabinets will have operating drawers. Other reduced-depth cabinets will have false drawer fronts. Only 24-inch deep cabinets will have operating pull-out shelves. Peninsula cabinets less than 11 inches deep will require a toe kick built up in field installation. CliqStudios also offers an increased-depth cabinet modification. Reduced Depth Modification Features Available in cabinets up to 36″ wide Only 21″ and 24″ cabinets will have working drawers; others will have false drawer fronts Peninsula cabinets less than 11″ deep will be 30″ tall, will not have built-up toekick, and will require a toekick build up with field installation There is a tipping hazard until reduced-depth base, vanity and tall pantry cabinets are installed Minimum cabinet depths Wall cabinet – 5″ Base and vanity cabinets – 6″ Tall pantry cabinets – 6″ Base-end angle cabinet – 18″
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18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets

CliqStudios offers a reduced-depth cabinet modification. This flexibility allows you to solve a host of kitchen design problems. Work around a projection, add visual interest to a long bank of cabinets, increase width of a traffic path, or create a furniture-look feature. kitchen cabinets up to 36 inches wide can be reduced: wall cabinets to a minimum of 5 inches, vanity and base cabinets to a minimum of 6 inches, base-end angle cabinets to a minimum of 18 inches, and tall pantry cabinets to a minimum of 6 inches.  21-inch and 24-inch deep base and vanity cabinets will have operating drawers. Other reduced-depth cabinets will have false drawer fronts. Only 24-inch deep cabinets will have operating pull-out shelves. Peninsula cabinets less than 11 inches deep will require a toe kick built up in field installation. CliqStudios also offers an increased-depth cabinet modification.
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18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets

Using a wall cabinet as a base cabinet can be very practical depending on the situation. If you are using stock cabinets from a hardware store and there are limited size options, it sometimes is a necessity. The two main differences between a base cabinet and a wall cabinet are the dimensions of the cases, and the inclusion of a 4 1/2-inch toe kick on base cabinets where the cabinet meets the floor. Standard base cabinets are 34 1/2 inches high and 24 inches deep. A stock wall cabinet is almost always 12 inches deep, but can come in a variety of heights — 30 inches being the most common height. It is relatively easy to convert a 30-inch wall cabinet into a base cabinet by attaching a 4 1/2-inch platform of its own.
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18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets

Cut the 3/4-inch-thick material into 4 1/2-inch-wide strips. Cut the strips into the length determined by your measurements. Take into account the thickness of the material. For example, if you are building a 30-inch-by-9- inch platform, you would have two strips that are 30 inches, and two strips that are 7 1/2 inches (9 inches minus 1 1/2 inches, 3/4 inch times two).
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18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets

2Cut the 3/4-inch-thick material into 4 1/2-inch-wide strips. Cut the strips into the length determined by your measurements. Take into account the thickness of the material. For example, if you are building a 30-inch-by-9- inch platform, you would have two strips that are 30 inches, and two strips that are 7 1/2 inches (9 inches minus 1 1/2 inches, 3/4 inch times two).
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18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets

Measure the width and depth of the wall cabinet to determine the size of the platform. The platform spans the width of the front of the wall cabinet, but will be set back from the front of the case body to allow for a “toe kick” area. Measure the depth of the toe kick on your other base cabinets and account for that depth when planning the recession of the platform. For example, if you have a wall cabinet that is 30 inches wide by 12 inches deep, the dimensions of your platform will be 30 inches wide by 9 inches deep (assuming a 3-inch subtraction for the toe kick).

18 Inch Deep Base Kitchen Cabinets