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Components of a Cabinet

A cabinet is an upright, cupboard like storage area with shelves, drawers or compartments for the safekeeping or display of objects, a typical definition for the common used furniture inside ones house or office. In this article, we no longer talk about its functions and purposes but an overview of its components.

We start with the base. Cabinets which rest on the floor are supported by some kind of a base. This base could be an entirely enclosed base, scrolled based, bracketed feet or it could be a set of legs. Next are the adjustable feet that can be secured to the bottom of the cabinet by having the leg base screwed onto the cabinet bottom. This can also be attached by means of a drill through the cabinet bottom at definite locations. With these adjustable feet, the cabinets are no longer scribed to the floor for leveling. These adjustable feet help you minimize the problem of depressed parts on the floor. Also they come in much variation depending on the type of furniture it is being used. There are also anti-vibration mounts, which lessens tremors that cause disruption and extreme damages.

Aside from the two components, we have cabinet compartments. As the term suggests, it is the subdivision of the space in an area. Compartments may be open, like in open shelving; they may be enclosed by one or more doors; or they may contain one or more drawers. Some cabinets hold secret compartments; this is for safekeeping to which access is not obvious. The advantage of having too many compartments in a single cabinet is that all assorted thing to be placed inside it will be accommodated. Some cabinets consist of compartments in the back where some other items are stored and can be brought to the front by rotating the shelf.

Cabinet insert hardware is another component of a cabinet, the best example for this is drawer inserts. Kitchen cabinets comprise much of this cabinet component to keep the place neat and well arranged even though kitchen utensils are kept inside drawers. Drawer inserts vary greatly depending on both the traditional or standard specifications of a persons cabinetry or furniture, and also ones personal preference and style.

Lastly, we have tops. Most cabinets include a top of some sort. In various cases, the top is simply to enclose the compartments inside the cabinet and serves no other purpose.