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#1 posted 07-11-2017 12:56 AM

First I would consider what are going on those shelves. Usually books are the the usual items. Look at the size of the biggest books that you intend to put on them and size the depth of the shelves accordingly.

I assume you are going to make them adjustable shelves. When I built my bookshelves/shoe storage project I used saw-tooth shelf adjusters.

As for the bottom cabinets, again I would determine the depth by what I wanted to store in them. In the bookshelves/shoe cabinet I built, it was determined by the tilt-out shoe storage containers.

Your 20” deep cabinets and 12 inch shelves sounds good to me.

You might want to consider including full extension low side shelves … depending on what you intend to put in the cabinets. It will make getting to the items in the back of the deep cabinets easier.

You should also consider a toe kick at the bottom 3-4” deep.

If you live near a furniture store or an IKEA store, take a tape measure and see what dimensions you find as a guide.

Hope that helps.

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