Calculating the inside depth and width of compartments with doors precisely / down to the milimeter

Our configurator shows the overall measurements of each compartment, but the exact size of the usable space inside is slightly different when you choose to equip it with a door or a drawer. In this article, you can learn the exact inner measurements of a compartment with doors.

This is how the inside of a compartment with doors appears:

1 - the back wall (18 mm/12 mm)
2 - the door (18 mm/16 mm)
3 - the door hinge (68 mm x 45 mm)

The thickness of the back panel (1) and the door (2) varies between our product lines. It's 12 mm for the back wall and 16 mm for the door in the Type01 Plywood line, but 18 mm for both in the Type01 Veneer and Type02 line.

As you can see, apart from the back wall and the door, a section of the space needs to be deducted from the compartment's overall dimensions to compensate for the hinge (3).

Inner space and maximal width

The maximal width of the compartment can be reached behind the hinge, so that measurement equals your chosen size. However, you need to deduct not only the thickness of the back wall and the door but also the size of the hinge (6,8 cm).

Inner space and maximal depth

The maximal depth of the compartment can be reached if you exclude a section the width of the hinge (4.5cm). For example, if your shelf is a 32 cm deep Type02 and the compartment width is 42 cm, the space's usable inside size is 28.4 x 37.5 cm.

The "golden mean" of inner space

If you are looking to maximise your usable inside space for a square object (for example a basket) you can go with a size that will fit into the curve of the hinge:

For this, you need to deduct:

  • 1.8 cm plus the thickness of the back wall and the door from the depth

  • 2.5 cm from the width.

For example, if your shelf is a 32 cm deep Type02 and the compartment width is 42 cm, the usable inside space size is 26.6 x 39.5 cm.

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