A cabinet that is mounted to the wall but does not extend down to the floor.
Wall cabinets are usually mounted above kitchen countertops.
Wall cabinet is the term used to describe the top cabinetry that is suspended above the counter space, as opposed to the base cabinets that sit on the floor.
Wall cabinets can be as unique as the kitchens they occupy, but they will typically be manufactured as part of a matching set to base cabinets in order to form a complimentary cabinetry design.
There are general guidelines to the construction of wall cabinets.
While their construction is very similar to that of base cabinets, the first noticeable difference is that wall cabinets never include drawers.
Typically, wall cabinets will have a paneled door, a box frame and a hanging rail.
A door must be included for the fixture to be referred to as a cabinet.
Since the lower edge is visible, a bottom edge molding is oftenrecomended or a light bar molding.
The weight support and distribution of wall cabinets function very differently from that of base cabinets.
The two most critical features of a wall cabinet are its hanging rail and its box frame.
A common wall cabinet is 12 inches deep, but that is really the only commonality that can be seen throughout kitchen wall cabinet construction with the exception of some that are 24″ deep.
The height of wall cabinets was once standardized at 30 inches, but they may be bought in 36″ and 42″ high.
Width varies between 9″ and 42 inches in increments of three inches.
|Dimensions||12 x 30 x 42 in|