Figure 3-70.-End panels of a wall cabinet in place (view A) and completed framing with facing partially
applied (view B).
before assembly. Some adjustable shelf supports can
be mounted on the surface.
Shelving supports for 3/4-inch shelves should be
placed no more than 42-inches apart. Shelves
designed to hold heavy loads should have closer
supports. To improve the appearance of plywood
shelving, cover the laminated edge with a strip of
wood that matches the stock used for the cabinet.
After completing the frame construction and
shelving, apply finished facing strips to the front of
the cabinet frame. These strips are sometimes
assembled into a framework (called a faceplate or face
frame) by commercial sources before they are
Figure 3-71.-Two methods of supporting
attached to the basic cabinet structure. The vertical
members of the facing are called stiles, and the
horizontal members are known as rails.
As previously mentioned
cabinets, you cut each piece and install it separately.
The size of each piece is laid out by positioning the
facing stock on the cabinet and marking it. Then, the
finished cuts are made, A cut piece can be used to lay
out duplicate pieces.
Cabinet stiles are generally attached first, then
the rails (figure 3-72). Sometimes a Builder will
Figure 3-72.-Facing being placed on a cabinet.