Tall Narrow White Cabinet With Doors - Step by step directions for measuring your face frame cabinets for new cupboard doors. Most cupboard companies want one to give the real door sizes rather than the rough openings to them. Rough openings would be the real measurements of the rectangular holes in your cabinets that you want to cover with cupboard doors. You will need to consider these measurements before you purchase, and change them to door sizes.
Check your cupboard openings to see when they're square. When the measurements would be the same, your opening is square. Then consider the larger of the two and you will want to measure the width at the top and bottom if they're not. Same thing goes for the peak, measure peak on the right and left sides and consider the larger of the two. You now have the rough opening measurements.
Now that you've the rough opening measurements, what do you really do together? You now must produce a determination. Keep in mind how extensive are the designs between openings? If two-doors are alongside and hinge to hinge, they'll both need clearance to swing-open without hitting the other do-or, even if this door is open at the same time. The amount of clearance is primarily a function of which hinge you might be using.
Check with your hinge manufacturer to find out how much you need. Most hinges will need anyplace from zero clearance up to a quarter of an inch. You will also need to observe how much clearance there is between the top of your countertop or drawer fronts as well as the opening. Check the bottom for any moldings that may hit the bottom of your doorways and alter accordingly.