I'm building custom walnut cabinets for my kitchen and normally I see cabinets built in separate units then basically screwed together on site (e.g. a 24" screwed to a 36" sink cabinet). I was curious if it was better to build a fewer larger cabinets so that alignment it easier and it presents a more monolithic front. Obviously it makes moving them in to place trickier, but I wasn't sure what the best process was.
Considerations to include when determining the size to make cabinets:
- How large a cabinet can you easily accommodate in your shop, transport and position onsite.
- What cabinet storage areas do you want to separate from each other such as kitchen chemicals, plumbing, pots and pans (etc.) and food items.
- Locations and sizes of drawers, sliding trays etc.
There is no real advantage to one option versus another other than they must be string enough and meet the needs of the specific design. Cabinet manufacturers make smaller units because the number of options available to individual consumers are increased.