Plywood kitchen

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Plywood kitchen

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Hi all first post on here.
So i am looking to make a birch ply kitchen and was wondering If there are standard dimensions available to make the standard sized units.
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Here are a few guides
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You can make them any size, the limiting factors are generally comfort, appliances and if you want to make the drawer boxes or work with standard size stock items, this is a rough guide without knowing the details
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Width wise units usually start around 300m and go upwards in 100mm increments and for the height I'd look at the white goods (fridges etc) that you may want to stand under them and add about 10mm. There is some variation but most units are within 5 to 10 mm either way. You really need to look at the room space you have. One important factor to pay attention to is at the ends of unit runs where the units meet the walls, allow enough space for a filler bead (20mm is normal) in those locations so draws and doors, when open, can clear any architrave.
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cncpaul wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:14 pm Here are a few guides
What a nice and very helpful post Paul.
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Meccarroll wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:21 pm
cncpaul wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:14 pm Here are a few guides
What a nice and very helpful post Paul.
Thank you
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When you say that you want to build a 'Birch Ply' kitchen do you mean to make the carcasses and doors - draw fronts from birch ply?
Birch ply is super expensive and not all birch ply's are of the same quality.
A couple of things worth doing is make the work surface wider than normal. I tend to make them 660 wide. If the oven is not going under the hob then drop the hob unit by some 60mm it makes it easier to lift heavy saucepans.
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This youtube vid might interest you

https://youtu.be/GxbWCZ7Gl7Y
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cncpaul, that's an excellent video. He does things the right way.
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lt would not be my choice of carcase construction but it gives you a starting point.

Judging by the very expensive looking house and appliances l would not dream of making the carcase out
of nothing more than shuttering plywood
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Yes but the OP is talking about using Birch Ply - now that is expensive!
I would make each carcass individually.
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There is a company near me that do plywood kitchens, they look nice. Might give you some ideas.

https://theplywoodkitchencompany.co.uk/

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Just looking at plywood kitchens and dropped onto this post. I found a really useful article here too.

https://woodandwire.co.uk/plywood-kitchen/
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