How to Measure for Cabinet Doors


Like the saying goes measure twice and cut once. Getting the perfect measurements for cabinet doors isn't impossible, and with the right math you can be that much more sure.

There are five parts to a cabinet door: center panel, two rails, and two stiles.

Step 1: Measure the cabinet box to get the door size to cover the opening. Step 2: Determine the reveal (the space around all sides of the door) for the space between doors.

Step 3: Determine the stile measurement.

Step 4: Calculate the rail length.

Step 5: Determine the center panel dimensions.

Once you have all the measurements, you are prepared to cut the pieces for the cabinet door. Remember to label the pieces as to not get them confused with another piece.