An exception to calculating this rule would be double doors. A cabinet with butt doors is one that has both a left and a right door with no center mullion between the two. In this case, if you wish to use a 1/2" overlay on a cabinet with a 30-inch opening, you would add 1/2" to each door.

Add 1 inch to both the width and the height of each opening size measurement. For example, a 14" x 30" cabinet opening should now read 15" x 31". This technique …

format, so it is a good idea to measure that way. To measure for doors, open the cabinet door, and place your tape measure as shown on left. (The example is a framed cabinet.) For width, read the tape measure from the right edge of the left stile, to the left edge of the right stile. Here, we have a measurement of 16”.

When measuring for a pair of doors for a single opening, add 7/8 inch to the width and divide by two and add 1 inch to the height. Drawer fronts add 1 inch to height and …

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