sure to double check you measurements. If you are not using your
old doors to order sizes, just add 1" to the height and width of your
cabinet openings for both doors and drawer fronts. This gives you a 1/2"
overlay all the way around the door or drawer front. List each
door separately. Please
click HERE to view minimum and maximum sizes!
If you have a door
opening that uses two doors butted together, measure
the width of the opening and add 1" , Divide that in half, then subtract
1/16th from each door. This will give you room to adjust the
center gap between the two doors after they are hung. You still add 1"
to the height of the doors.
Always list the width first. (Example 16*28 door / 16*4 drawer
happen when you don't? A good example of what can happen concerns
the sets of doors over most refrigerators and sometimes over stoves.
The openings in these two places in the kitchen are often wider than
they are tall. That means, if you make the mistake of listing the
height first, the wood grain will be running the wrong way and you
will have to re-order. This is the number one mistake people make
when ordering. So please double check. Remember, measure
twice so we only have to cut once. (Of course this is not a
problem with our solid color doors since there is no grain.)
About A Lazy Susan?
If you have the
kind of Lazy Susan door that mounts to a shelving
unit and spins around inside the opening,
Lazy Susan doors are simple to measure. Simply turn
the door around inside the opening to measure the
back side. Measure from the
outside edge of the door to the point
where the doors meet in the back (
left diagram A) and from the top to bottom (left
diagram B) and mark your measurement with LS
(Example: 11 x
27LS ) List Lazy Susans
as 2 doors. The manufacturer
will miter the back edges of the 2 doors to create
the 90 degree angle you will need when installing
you have the kind of Lazy Susan Door that mounts to
the outside of the cabinet and both doors swing open
with a piano hinge attaching them, it's a little
different. Measure one side of the Lazy Susan
opening (both sides should be the same, but not
always) and add your overlay (usually 1/2") Then
subtract 3/4" for the piano hinge to function in the
corner (right diagram AA) List your doors
separately with hinge boring requested for only one
of the doors. You will need to make a note,
requesting a square edge profile on one long side of
the doors where the piano hinge will attach.