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Forum topic by bmccollom8503 posted 02-24-2017 01:59 PM 493 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2017 01:59 PM

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This is my first post so please forgive me if this question’s been asked before, but I was unable to find anything.

I’ve been asked to build a studio recording desk that requires equipment and drawers to be inset in the lowers. This’ll be my first flush frame build and I’m stuck on deciding what my rail heights should be. Is there a standard for top & bottom rail and middle divider rails?

Thx in advance. Any advice is welcome.

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 03:58 PM

Depends on drawer fronts and doors …........but generally in our custom cabinet shop ….......... we generally used
1 1/2 inches BUT …could be any where from 1 1/4 to 2 inches ….GOOD LUCK :<))

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 04:32 PM

When it is a typical face frame, I use 1-1/2” wide rails and stiles.

For door stiles that will receive cup hinges I prefer 1-3/4” or 2” wide.

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#3 posted 02-25-2017 12:42 AM

Equipment come in standard size increments, The “U” – 1-3/4” per U with a 5/8-1/2-5/8 #10-32 hole pattern. If you are going to mount “studio” gear, you need those dimensions.


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#4 posted 02-25-2017 08:28 PM

Thx for y’all’s help. I appreciate it.
I’m going to go ahead and make it 1 1/2”. It doesn’t effect the component rails so that wouldn’t be an issue. I’ll post pics when I start the project.
Thx again guys.

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