# Furniture Systems - Introduction

## Double Cabinet

A Double Cabinet comprises of 7 Components.

A = Top and Bottom                B = The Back                C = The Doors              D = The Sides

## The Components Identification Codes

Components A - The Top and The Bottom.

These Components are the same size as each other and have the same Identification Code.

Component B - The Back.

This Component will be the the Width of the Cabinet and the overall Height of the Cabinet.  It is the only Component that is 6mm in thickness.

Component C - The Door(s)

The Height Dimension is the same as the overall Height of the Cabinet. The Width Dimension of the Door or doors are mathematically established in a different way depending on which type of Cabinet the door or doors are for, a Single Cabinet or a Double Cabinet.  (see next section)

Components D - The Sides.                                                                                                                                                     These Components are the same size as each other and have the same Identification Code.

• A
• B
• C
• D

• A
• B
• C
• D

• A
• B
• C
• D

• A
• B
• C
• D

### Match The Answers From The Column On The Right To The Items In The Left Column

• Components C
These Components are the same Height as the Cabinet
• Component B
Is the same overall Width and Height of the Cabinet
• Components A
Are the same size as each other
• Components D
Are the same size as each other

## The Dimension Codes

The Components Dimension Codes are:

• A - A1 & A2
• B - B1 & B2
• C - C1 & C2
• D - D1 & D2

​The Dimension Codes of Component A and Component B​

Component A

• A1 - The Width Dimension. This will be an individual Dimension depending on the Overall Width  of the Furniture System.
• A2  - The Depth Dimension. This Dimension is both a personal preference and a functional Dimension as it has to provide sufficient Depth for the use of the System.

Component B

• B1  - The Width Dimension. This Dimension will always be the same as the A1 Dimension and it will be the overall Height of the Cabinet.

• B2  - The Height Dimension. This Dimension is Determined by the Height Selection of Component D plus the combined 18mm thickness of Components A at the Top and the Bottom of the Cabinet, making it the overall Height of the Cabinet. (see above drawing)

The Dimensions of Component C and Component D

Component C

• C1 - The Width Dimension. This Dimension is influenced by the A1 Dimension. (in short the C1 Dimension is the A1 Dimension minus 6 divided by 2)  more on this in the following Sections.

• C2 - The Height Dimension. This Dimension is Determined by the Height Selection of Component D plus the combined 18mm thickness of Components A at the Top and the Bottom of the Cabinet, making it the overall Height of the Cabinet.

Component D

• D1 - The Depth Dimension. This Dimension Determines the Depth of the Cabinet.  and is both a personal and functional consideration.The A2 Dimension and D1 Dimension will always be the same as they are fixed together and form the Depth of the Cabinet.

• D2  - The Height Dimension.  The Dimension of this Component establishes the Internal Height of the Cabinet. It is one of personal choice but its selection must take into consideration the  practical use of the Cabinet and/or the System.  Once the  D2 Dimension has been established it  automatically determines the B2 and C2 Dimensions of the Cabinet.

### Match The Applicable Statements To Each Other

• Each Component has....
Two Dimension Codes.
• A Dimension Code....
Identifies a Width, Height or Depth of a Component.
• What will the Overall Width Of A System Determine
The A1 Dimension
• The A1 Dimension will determine the Width of what Component ?
Component B
• The A2 Dimension....
Identifies the Depth of a Component

### The D2 Dimension Determines Which Other Dimensions ? Select All That Apply.

• The A1 Dimension.
• The A2 Dimension.
• The B1 Dimension.
• The B2 Dimension.
• The C1 Dimension.
• The C2 Dimension
• The D1 Dimension.

• A1 Dimension
• A2 Dimension
• B1 Dimension
• B2 Dimension
• C1 Dimension
• C2 Dimension
• D1 Dimension
• D2 Dimension

### Type the answer below in numeric form. Example: "7" would be the correct form - Typing "seven" would show as incorrect.

To establish the C1 Dimension of the Door of a Single Cabinet subtract  mm from the A1 Dimension

### Type the answer below in numeric form. Example: "7" would be the correct form - Typing "seven" would show as incorrect.

To establish the C1 Dimension of the Doors of a Double Cabinet subtract   mm from the A1 Dimension and divide by

### Type the answers below in numeric form. Example: "7" would be the correct form - Typing "seven" would show as incorrect.

With a Single Door Cabinet the edge of the Door is  mm from the edge of the Cabinet. With a Double Door Cabinet the edges of the Doors are  mm from the edge of the Cabinet. The gaps between the Doors of a Double Cabinet is   mm and the gaps between all the Doors of Cabinets that are joined are  mm

## Component Calculator

• From the Component Calculator you will be required to transfer all the information into the corresponding boxes in the Primary Grid below and enter the Floor to Ceiling Height.

• From the Primary Grid you will be required to transfer all of the required information into the corresponding boxes in Cut List 1 below.

• Above. Enter the D1 Dimension into the A2 Dimension box. These Dimensions are the same.
• Below. Drawing illustrating that the D1 Dimension and the A2 Dimension are the same.

Selecting The D2 Dimension Of The Lower Cabinets

• Enter your selected  D2 Dimension of the Lower Cabinets into the indicated box below  in Grid B and follow the mathematical instruction to establish the B2 and C2 Dimensions.

• From Grid B above enter the D2, B2 and C2 Dimensions into the corresponding boxes in Cut List 1 below.

The Cut List reads as follows:

6 No. 1105 mm x 580 mm x 18 mm MDF - The Tops and Bottoms - Components A

3 No. 1105 mm x 1886 x 6mm MDF - The Backs - Components B (this is the only Component that is 6 mm in thickness)

6 No. 550 mm x 1886 mm x 18 mm MDF - The Doors - Components C

6 No. 580 mm x 1850 mm x 18 mm MDF - The Sides - Components D

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In the next section you will asked to fill out missing Dimensions for the Lower Cabinets of a Wall To Wall And Floor To Ceiling Wardrobe System.

To correctly answer these questions you will need to compile a full Cut List for a Furniture System where the Room Width is 4690 mm and the Floor To Ceiling Height is 2645 mm.

Go to http://furnitureformats.simplesite.com/340377971  (this link will open in a new window) where all the information, instructions and blank Cut Lists are located to do this exercise.

You will be required to print out the Cut Lists and complete to answer the questions in the next section.

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### Exercise For Compiling A Cut List For The Lower Cabinets Of A Wall To Wall And Floor To Ceiling System: Room Width: 4690 mm Floor To Ceiling Height: 2645 mm

The A1 Dimension of Component A for the Lower Cabinet is mm

The A2 Dimension of Component A for the Lower Cabinet is mm

The B1 Dimension of Component B for the Lower Cabinets is mm

The B2 Dimension of Component B for the Lower Cabinets is mm

The C1 Dimension of Component C for the Lower Cabinet is mm

The C2 Dimension of Component C for the Lower Cabinet is mm

The D1 Dimension of Component D for the Lower Cabinet is mm

The D2 Dimension of Component D for the Lower Cabinet is mm

There are pieces of Component A in this Cut List

There are pieces of Component B in this Cut List

There are pieces of Component C in this Cut List

There are  pieces of Component D in this Cut List

The thickness of Component A is mm

The thickness of Component B is mm

The thickness of Component C is mm

The thickness of Component D is mm

## The Upper Cabinets

Establishing The D2 Dimension Of The Upper Cabinets

Establishing  the D2 Dimension of the Upper Cabinet will influence the B2 and C2 Dimensions of Components B and C.

The A1, B1 and C1 Dimensions are the same as the Lower Cabinets and they are in the Primary Grid. The amount of the Components required per Cabinet are also the same.  Below. Left Hand Side of drawing: The make up Dimensions of the System.                                                  Right Hand side of drawing: The Floor To Ceiling Height - 2728 mm.

There are two types of Dimensions that make up the Height of a System, Constant Dimensions and Variable Dimensions (read the drawing above together with the information in the Three Columns below.) and you will be required to input the Dimensions of material you select and the Internal Height of the Lower Cabinet that you choose, the D2 Dimension.

1.  Constant Dimensions - These Dimensions won't change. They are the thickness of components A in the System. (Column 1 below)
2.  Variable Dimensions - These Dimensions are the Height of material that you will have selected to use, the D2 Dimension of the Lower Cabinets that you will have selected  and the Tolerance at the top of the System that you will have selected. (Column 2 below)
3.  The Total of all the Dimensions added together. (Column 3 below)

## Compiling The Cut List For The Upper Cabinets

• From the Primary Grid above, transfer all of the required information into the corresponding boxes in Cut List 1 below.

• Above. Transfer the D1 Dimension into the A2 Dimension box. These Dimensions are the same.

• Enter the  Floor To Ceiling Height and the A - I Total into the indicated boxes in Grid A below and follow the mathematical instruction to establish the D2 Dimension

• Enter the D2 Dimension into Grid B below and follow the mathematical instruction to establish the B2 and C2 Dimensions

18 + 18 = 36                        D2 Dimension + 36 = B2 Dimension & C2 Dimension

• Enter the D2, B2 and C2 Dimensions into the Cut List below

## Cut List For The Upper Cabinets

6 No. 1105mm x 580mm x 18mm MDF

3 No. 1105mm x 676mm x 6 mm MDF

6 No. 550mm x 676mm x 18 mm MDF

6 No. 580 mm x 640 mm x 18 mm MDF

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In the next section you will asked to fill out missing Dimensions for a Wall To Wall And Floor To Ceiling Wardrobe System.

To correctly answer these questions you will need to compile a full Cut List for a Furniture System where the Room Width is 4690 mm and the Floor To Ceiling Height is 2645 mm.

Go to http://furnitureformats.simplesite.com/340377971  (this link will open in a new window) where all the information, instructions and blank Cut Lists are located to do this exercise.

You will be required to print out the Cut Lists and complete to answer the questions in the next section.

### Exercise For Compiling A Cut List For The Upper Cabinets Of A Wall To Wall And Floor To Ceiling System. Room Width: 4690 mm - Floor To Ceiling Height: 2645 mm

The A1 Dimension of Component A for the Upper Cabinet ismm

The A2 Dimension of Component A for the Upper Cabinet ismm

The B1 Dimension of Component B for the Upper Cabinet ismm

The B2 Dimension of Component B for the Upper Cabinet ismm

The C1 Dimension of Component C for the Upper Cabinet ismm

The C2 Dimension of Component C for the Upper Cabinet ismm

The D1 Dimension of Component D for the Upper Cabinet ismm

The D2 Dimension of Component D for the Upper Cabinet ismm

There arepieces of Component A in this Cut List

There arepieces of Component B in this Cut List

There arepieces of Component C in this Cut List

There arepieces of Component D in this Cut List

The thickness of Component A ismm

The thickness of Component B ismm

The thickness of Component C ismm

The thickness of Component D ismm

## Shelves

The shelves are identified as Component J although they may be of different Widths. The letter J is given to the Shelf or Shelves of the longest length and subsequent shelves are denoted J/2, J/3 and so on according to their length.

In the Top Centre Cabinet in the drawing below there is one Full Length Shelf, Component J. In the adjacent Cabinets there is a Shelf and Divider. They are approximately  half the Width of the internal Dimension of the Cabinet, Component J/2.

## Shelves - J and J/2

In the Lower Cabinets there are six Shelves and one Divider in both the Left and Right Cabinets providing a full length hanging rail in the remaining spaces and there is one Full Length Shelf with hanging space below in the Centre Cabinet.

## Shelves - J/3

Above examples a different Shelf Width in the Centre Cabinet - J/3. It is approximately one third of the internal Width of the Cabinet, providing double hanging space either side.  A situation such as this will require two Dividers.

It is possible to have  Shelves of different Widths in different Cabinets but the Depth of the Shelves will remain the same, unless changed for  a specific reason.

## Dividers

In the Furniture System and Cabinets exampled throughout a standard Depth has been illustrated.

In the image below the Depth of Components A and D is 580mm and it is this Dimension that  determines the Depth of the Divider which in turn determines the depth of the Shelf or Shelves.

• Components A and D = 580mm
• Component K = 550mm
• Component J = 530mm

Component K, the Divider is 30mm less than Components A and D

In turn Component J is 20mm less than the Divider and can be of any Width by choice, need or requirement.

The Dividers that are longest in Height  are identified as Component K. The Dividers in the Upper Cabinets are identified as K/2.

In the Drawing above there are two different Height Cabinets in the Furniture System, the Upper Cabinets and the Lower Cabinets. The Upper Cabinets are the same Height as each other as are the Lower Cabinets. The

• 580mm
• 550mm
• 530mm

### Match The Statements To The Applicable Answers

• What Depth Is A Shelf ?
530mm
• What Identification Code Is Given To A Divider ?
K
• What Depth Is A Divider ?
550mm
• What Identification Code Is Given To A Shelf ?
J
• A Divider Is 30mm less Than What ?
580mm

## The Horizontal Facing Up Components

Below shows the Facing Up Components expanded away from the Furniture System.

Components E, F, and G are the Horizontal Facing Up Components that cover up the edges of Component A of  the Lower and Top Cabinets and the Softwood timber.

One way to remember the Horizontal Components E, F and G is that:

E = elevated and is the top component. G = ground and  is the bottom component and alphabetically F is in the middle.

Below. The Cabinets with the softwood timber section at the side of the System and in between the Lower and Upper Cabinets. These  completely consolidate the System.

## The Vertical Facing Up Components

Below shows the Facing Up Components fixed to the Furniture System, illustrating Components H and I, the Vertical  Facing Up Components.

Components H are positioned beside the walls, cover the edge of Component D and the softwood timber section and are flush with the inside of the Cabinet.

Components I cover the joint where the Cabinets are joined together and conceal the edges of  Component D. It is the only Facing Up Component that does not cover up a section of softwood timber.

One way of remembering that H and I are Vertical Components is that:

by design they both point straight up and down, to the ceiling and to the floor

For remembering the correct location of  Component H  the very shape of "H" denotes the two verticals on the outside, or against the walls, so what Components remain in between can only be Component I.

Below the image shows the Components  E, F, G, H and I

• Components E, F and G are concealing the edges of Components A of the Lower and Upper Cabinets and the softwood timber behind.
• Component H is concealing the edges of Component D and the softwood timber behind.
• Components I are concealing the edges of Component D and the joint of the Cabinets.

Above. The image also shows a Divider and some Shelves within a Cabinet which will be covered in the next section. It also shows a Slimlined (more on this in the Course) Cabinet which conceals a Chimney Breast.

### Components E, F and G are described as what Components and their function is ? Select Two Answers From Below.

• Vertical Components
• Covering the edges of Component A and the softwood timber
• Horizontal Components
• Covering the edges of Component D and the softwood timber
• Covering the edges of Components D and the joint of adjoined Cabinets

### Where is Component H located and what is its function

• It is located at the bottom of the system and its function is conceal the edges of Components A and the softwood timber
• It is located on two adjoining Cabinets and its function is to cover the joint
• It is located at the wall end of the System and its function is to cover the edge of Component D and conceal the softwood timber

• Component H
• Component G
• Component D
• Component F
• Component I
• Component E

• Component F
• Component H
• Component E
• Component I
• Component G

• Component F
• Component H
• Component E
• Component I
• Component G

• Component G
• Component E
• Component H
• Component F