What is the standard height of a style on a face frame? I make mine 30 inches, with a 4 1/2 inch toe height. Is there a standard on overlay cabinets?
From contributor K:
That depends on what you are making the cab for and the height of the room. If it is a micro-cab, for instance, and the surrounding cabs are 30"h, then it will most likely be a 15"h cab to accommodate the micro. If the surrounding cabs are 42"h or staggered height, then the same cab would be 27"h.
Typically standard cabs are in 3" increments but you will find with 8' ceilings. You will be working with 30"h cabs, and above 8' ceilings you will go up accordingly in 3" increments, although you will most often see 36", then 42" in full-height, and staggered height cabs. The final height also depends on the moldings you are using.
The change came when I was doing a kitchen and went in for the final measurement before starting the milling. I noticed on the floor they had marked in toekick heaters. I went to the GC and asked him if anyone was going to inform the cabinet maker that there were going to be toekick heaters in the kitchen and if they had sent the specs for the heaters out to the cabinet maker. Just a dumb founded look. I had to make the cabinet toes 1/2" taller to accommodate the heaters. They wouldn't have had enough internal space without the modification. So now I just do it that way, so I have no worries about the heaters.