Kitchen furniture - a glossary
Like other branches too, the kitchen industry communicates on the basis of a technical language. This comes filled-up with a lot of special terms that require a translation into understandable words. This glossary cannot be exhaustive but it may help to get a first idea about the most frequent terms. Your suggestions for supplementary entries are welcome!
clear width of the corpus
The inner width of a corpus is calculated corpus width minus 2x corpus thickness.
Resembling a cone in shape. A drawer is called conical if the distance between the inner sides of the frame measured at the top edge exceeds the distance at the bottom.
Technical term for a kitchen cupboard or a box-shaped piece of furniture consisting of two sides, a top and a base plate.
A cutlery insert or cutlery tray is traditionally used to keep sets of table cutlery orderly sorted in kitchen or dining room drawers.
A movable box run on sliding devices allowing to be easily pulled or pushed by the user. This box comes usually open at the top and consists of two frames (side bars), a bottom plate and a front and a rear panel. Stratmann cutlery inserts for kitchen drawers have a standard height of 54 mm.
drawer manufacturer or frame manufacturer
In the kitchen industry, frames or entire drawers are supplied by just a few manufacturers. Stratmann manufactures cutlery inserts for all frame manufacturers, which are flush with the upper edges. Stratmann has saved the dimensions for most frame manufacturers.
The side bars of a drawer are named frames. Modern kitchens often use frames made of stainless steel that can be pulled out to a maximum.
inner depth of the drawer
The inner depth of a drawer is measured between the back panel and the front.
inner width of the drawer
The inner width of a drawer is measured between the two sides of the drawer. Stratmann cutlery inserts adapt to the drawer frame type (slanted/conical or straight). To get reliable measurements for slanted frame drawers, determine the inner width at a height of 54 mm.
A multi-purpose insert has more spacious divisions than a cutlery insert and suits perfectly the storage of utensils as ladles, spatulas, whisks and others These inserts are designed to incorporate easily popular add-ons as knife blocks, foil dispensers or spice jar holders.
Most drawer or frame manufacturers use length-related grid schemes of usually 50 mm increments. The term "nominal length" describes the linear measure of the frame's guiding rails. The most common nominal length is 500 mm, a measure which matches well a standard 600 mm worktop depth. Stratmann has filed the nominal lengths used by most kitchen manufacturers and can use this knowledge to easily determine the inner depth of any desired drawer. We manufacture made-to-measure cutlery inserts for any interior measurement.
Term for a spacious high drawer. Stratmann pull-out divider products measure 160 mm in standard height.
The thickness of a furniture's sidewall. Kitchen manufacturers usually employ 16 - 19 mm thick panels.
width of corpus
The full width of a piece of furniture, measured from verge to verge.