When you look at a cabinet, of any kind, you may notice that there are a lot of different aspects to it. They all have sides, a back, a bottom and a top. They also have a front panel that allows you to access the interior of it. All of these things are easy to make, but you do have to be able to measure everything so that it is an exact match. You will also be able to measure the area where you need the cabinet to be placed, figure out how many cabinets to create, and how much material you need to achieve your goal. Materials may include hinges, cabinet door knobs, and drawer runners if you want to build a drawer.
To start, you will figure out where the cabinet will go inside your kitchen. Figure out how tall you want the cabinet to be and how wide you want it. Average cabinet dimensions are going to be 24 inches, but because of the simple fact that refrigerators are getting deeper, cabinets are also expanding further from the wall. Therefore, if you are putting cabinets near a larger refrigerator, you may expand out to a depth of up to 36 inches. To build lower cabinets, 36 inches is average for the height. Upper cabinets vary in height, but generally you will have 18 inches or so between the lower counter top and upper cabinets.
When building your own cabinets, you can measure them out the way you want to. You can create cabinets that are taller than standard, deeper than the standard, and make them as wide as you feel they should be. In essence, when you are building a cabinet, you are creating a box and as long as everything matches up and you like the size of it, nothing else will matter.
The box of all cabinets will be made in the same way. If you are building floor cabinets, you will want to add a base area for the baseboard and then your cabinets will sit on it. All of these cuts will be straight cut. The decorative items can be added on upper cabinets and cabinet doors if you want them to be. By creating your own kitchen cabinets from scratch, you will be able to choose the way they are made from start to finish. It will create a kitchen that is uniquely yours.