Our walls are made of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) with a thickness of 15 cm. The walls have 15mm gypsum plaster on both the sides. We are doing interior design - installation of wardrobes and modular kitchen. The installations are made of teak wood. No ply wood is used.
What will be the suitable thickness of the following considering the wall thickness of 15cm Reinforced Cement Concrete(RCC)?
- The back-panel used in wardrobes and kitchen
- Horizontal wooden planks
- Vertical wooden planks
- Doors of the wardrobes and kitchen cabinets
My carpenters are simply suggesting 1½" inch for every board. I am of the opinion that
- ¼" (6mm) for back panel
- 1½" (37mm) for load bearing longer panels and outer most vertical panels
- ½" (12mm) for all other horizontal and vertical panels.
would be enough. I would like to confirm what is prevalent in the industry.