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Stile & Rail sizes for my bathroom cabinet

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I'm making a cabinet for my grandparent's recently remodeled bathroom. It is a fairly simple design and will have 2 'craftsman' style doors. The cabinet itself measures 22" wide by 24" tall by 8" deep. It will have these hinges from Home Depot. This is my first time making a cabinet.

I've attached a 'Sketch-up' picture of what the cabinet will look like - but my question is, how big do I make the stiles & rails for the doors? In my sketch-up, I mocked them up at 1.5" wide. I'm not sure that is thick enough to be visually pleasing. Also, I'm not sure if I should make the bottom rail wider than the top rail. I have tentatively changed my drawing to make the stiles 2" thick this way I am sure to have enough stock to set the hinges in - but before I start cutting lumber, I thought I'd ask the community.

Thanks for your help.

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2.25 wide is fairly standard.

Don

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Also - here are 3 more styles for the doors that I was considering

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Thanks Don,

I did a mock-up of that and I like it better than the 1.5" stiles & rails.

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Try one in sketchup with 1.5" stiles and 2.25 rails.

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I like using at lest 3" stiles and rails remember you need to attach hinges to it (European ones if that is what you are using.) You could also play with this. A friend of mine made his outside stiles and lower rails 3" and the top rail and inside stile 21/2" and looked very cool.

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Most Euro hinges have 35mm cup almost 1.4" thus why 2.25 is standard. 1.5 is way to narrow.

Don

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you might want to consider building it to fit the batroom say if it has a large bathtub like wirlpool you might want to make the rails biger to reflect the size of the tub. its not just a cabinet its a room that has to fit together.

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