Article by Julie St-Pierre | 19 February 2020
So, you've decided that the R Heavy-Duty Cabinet is the best choice for your high-density storage needs. You now just need to choose from all the dimensions and options available. The MyModel-R configurator is the easiest and quickest tool to help you with this task. It helps you create an R cabinet model in just a few clicks, and it even shows you a detailed design of what your product will look like.
Now you want to understand the dimensions logic for the cabinet and drawers. To complete the configuration of your stationary or mobile R cabinet, you must first know the exterior dimensions. After that, knowing the actual interior dimensions of your cabinet helps you to make an informed choice for the placement of drawers and/or shelves.
For your R Heavy-Duty Cabinet, Rousseau offers 7 width options (18", 24", 30", 36", 48", 54" and 60"); 7 heights (24", 28", 30", 34", 38", 44" and 58"); and 4 depths (18", 21", 24" and 27"). The good news: the exterior dimensions of your R cabinets are exact dimensions, which facilitates layout choices. For example, if you choose a 36"W cabinet, your cabinet will take up exactly 36 inches of space.
Notes: Certain restrictions apply to width-depth combinations. Also, the base is not included in the listed cabinet heights. If your cabinet has a base, you must measure from the top of the base to attain the actual height.
To find the space available for installing drawers inside your cabinets, the formula is simple: the height minus 4". For example, if your cabinet is 34"H, you have 30" available for installing drawers. Once you know this measurement, you can determine the height of the drawers you need.
You then choose the drawer heights based on what you want to store. The heights available (3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8", 9", 10", 12" and 14") refer to the height of the drawer front. When you configure your cabinet, you must use this measurement rather than the interior measurement. Note that you can install drawers of whatever height you want as long as they fit in the space available inside the cabinet housing. To find out the actual height available inside your drawers, refer to the following image.
When you have determined the optimal configuration for your cabinet, you just need to accessorize it. There are several options once again. You can add a work surface, bumpers, a locking mechanism, a side utility panel or even a foldaway shelf. See the section Accessories for cabinets and toolboxes to explore all the options.
Rousseau has a whole range of accessories available to help keep your drawers organized. Your choice will depend on the size, frequency of use and quantity of items you want to store. Here are some options: PVC liners, tool foam, groove trays, dividers and partitions, and plastic bins. To help you make the right choice, refer to these articles: Plastic bins: https://www.rousseaumetal.com/int_en/blog/subdivide-your-drawers-with-plastic-bins/ Dividers and partitions: https://www.rousseaumetal.com/int_en/blog/subdivide-your-heavy-duty-drawers/
In this article we have explained the dimensions of our R Heavy-Duty Cabinets and drawers. By understanding the actual measurements, you can make informed decisions about the cabinet and drawer heights you need for what you want to store.