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There is no standard, per se, but 24 is the guideline. When I had my kitchen biz, we rep'd for three different cabinet companies- and all had at least a couple lines. Widths run in multiples of 3" (9-12-15, etc) but depths could be off by as much as 1/2"- usually smaller than 24", but one was 24 1/4". Frameless can be different as well. It really depends on the way the the shop is set up.

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I should have mentioned this is for custom cabinets. The problem is the general contractor has delivered a full set of cabinets thru out the house and a handful of them are "off" anywhere from 1/4" to 2". I said anything over 1/2" needs to be replaced but I cannot find an industry standard anywhere for "overall" dimensions. He, of course, disagrees and says they are still functional and they do not need to be replaced.

I have contacted Woodwork Institute of California - http://www.wicnet.org/ - since they are referenced in the Residential Construction Standards my state follows.

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A 2" difference in depth will definitely make installation a pain. The guy doesn't know what he's doing if he built them like that. That being said, a good installer can probably make it work, but you may have issues when it comes to counter tops- especially if you're buying off the shelf post-form laminate.

Another concern would be overall quality. If the guy can't figure out how to read a tape, he probably didn't make the square and true either.

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Xavier,

If they're custom, they're just that. I've built cabinets of all shapes and sizes to accommodate various requirements and whims. I've built sink base cabinets 28" deep to accommodate an antique farmer's sink. It's a common design practice to build cabinets of different depths to make a style statement. If a wall is uneven, I'll build an extended side panel to scribe to the wall.

Did you give, or did the carpenter supply, a set of plans that included dimensions? Unless he did not build them to specific provided specs, I don't think you'll find any standard to base your complaint.

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Thanks Chris - appreciate your help and insight on this.

A full set of drawings (to scale, all critical dimensions, etc) were provided. The builders written response is "Cabinet functions as intended" which is true the do open / closet but they are definitely off from the drawings.

I could understand 1/32" off, even 1/16", but 1/2"+ for custom cabinets seems excessive.

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