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Forum topic by wilschroter posted 01-13-2019 11:01 PM 714 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2019 11:01 PM

I’m finishing out a closet in a luxury home and I’m working on the face frame for the closet. Is 1/4” a typical thickness for a closet face frame?


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#1 posted 01-13-2019 11:24 PM

I’d think 3/4” would be standard, but that’s coming from a cabinet mindset.

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#2 posted 01-13-2019 11:27 PM

What are you calling a face frame? Do you mean the door trim, or is there some other structure inside the closet that’ll have doors and/or drawers and need a face frame.

Either way 1/4” is really thin. Door trim usually runs about 1/2” and the face frame for a cabinet might go from 5/8” to 3/4” depending on the size of the unit.

Correct me if I’ve got the wrong idea about what you’re asking.

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#3 posted 01-13-2019 11:32 PM

I don’t have a luxury house by any means but all my interior door moldings are 3 1/4” wide by 5/8” at the thickest part (away from the opening). 1/4” seems too thin to me, too.

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#4 posted 01-13-2019 11:57 PM

You guys are awesome. My terminology might be wrong but it’s the trim that overlaps (at a 90 degree angle) the edges of the carcass of the closet frame. Here’s a really crappy screen shot and annotation from the 3d rendering I’m working on:

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#5 posted 01-14-2019 12:02 AM

That should be at least 1/2”. I’d go with 3/4” personally.

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#6 posted 01-14-2019 12:13 AM

Are you maybe talking more of and edge banding? I’ve tons of of edger band at 1/4 and 3/8 think and as wide as the material I’m banding is. usually 3/4

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#7 posted 01-14-2019 01:19 AM

@alaskaguy I’m probably talking more the thickness of the edge banding versus the width.

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#8 posted 01-14-2019 03:26 AM

If you not attaching cabinet doors to this, 1/4” is ok. Are you attaching edge banding to solid wood or to hide a plywood edge..

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