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KCMA Glossary

KCMA Glossary

1.1 Cabinet Terms
Back: Rear vertical panel of a cabinet.
Base cabinet: A cabinet installed on or near floor. Usual depth, 24 inches. Usual height to top of countertop, 36 inches.
Bottom: Lowest horizontal storage surface of a cabinet.
Bracing: Additional member used for reinforcing and/or joining various cabinet parts.
Door: A movable frame or barrier, usually turning on hinges or sliding, by which the cabinet entrance is opened or closed.
Drawer: A five-side, box-shaped container fitting into a cabinet so that it can be drawn out horizontally.
Drawer base Cabinet: A base cabinet with all-drawer storage space.
Modular Cabinet: A cabinet designed to be joined with other cabinets.
Oven Cabinet: A cabinet, installed on or near floor, designed to accommodate built-in oven(s). Usual depth, 24 inches. Usual height, 84 inches.
Mullion: A vertical member Between stiles.
Rail: A horizontal member.
Refrigerator Cabinet: A cabinet, installed on or near floor, designed to accommodate a refrigerator. Usual depth, 24 inches. Usual height, 84 inches.
Mullion: A vertical member between stiles.
Rail: A horizontal member
Refrigerator cabinet: A cabinet, installed on or near floor, designed to accommodate a refrigerator. Usual depth, 24 inches. Usual height, 84 inches.
Mullion: A vertical member between stiles.
Shelf: A horizontal storage surface in a cabinet.
Side: A vertical surface on the end of a cabinet.
Sink base Cabinet: A base cabinet designed to accommodate a sink.
Sink Front: A cabinet front, with toe rail, for use in front of sink area.
Stile: Vertical outside member of door or front frame.
Toe Space: A recess under face frame or front edge of a base cabinet.
Top: Horizontal panel used to enclose the top of a cabinet.
Utility Cabinet: Various cabinets, installed on or near floor, designed to accommodate appliances and/or accessories. Usual depth, 12 inches
or 24 inches. Usual height, 84 inches.
Vanity Base: A base-type cabinet used in bathroom.
Vanity Sink Base: A vanity cabinet for use with a bathroom sink bowl.
Vanity Sink Front: A vanity front for use with a bathroom sink bowl.
Vanity Drawer Base: A vanity base with all-drawer storage.
Wall Cabinet: A cabinet designed to be suspended from wall or ceiling above base cabinet. Usual depth, 12 inches. Usual height, 12 to 42 inches.

1.2 Finishing Terms.
Blistering: The formation of bubbles or pimples on ~he surface of the finished work.
Blushing: The formation of a white or grayish cast in the film during the drying period.
Burning In: A process of repairing scratches and damaged spots in a finish.
Checks: A pattern of small cracks in the finish.
Cold Checking: Small cracks that appear in the dried film after it is repeatedly subjected to sudden and appreciable reductions in temperature.
Discoloration: Alteration of original color.
Fatty Edges: The thick edge, sometimes found on heavily coated work, that results in a rounded, thicker film along the cadges of the work.
Orange Peel: A pebbled surface similar to that of an orange skin.
Printing: The impression left in the finished surface after pressure has been removed.
Residue: Dirt or dust in the finish
Runs: Defects in the finish caused by an excessive amount of material being applied, so that a portion of the material flows down in an irregular or curtained effect.
Scratches: Abrasions in the finish surface produced after finish is cured.
Touch-Up; A process of repairing scratches or damaged spots in a finish
Whitening: A condition brought about in the dried finish by absorption of moisture.

1.3 Miscellaneous Terms
Cabinet Mounting System: The method of attaching cabinets to wall or ceiling.
Composition Board: Any processed wood product, such as particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hard- board, or flake board.
Countertop: The working surface or top of base(s).
Deflection: The bending of a part due to applied loading.
Delimitation: The separation of the layers of a laminated materials
Detergent Solution: A liquid solution consisting of water plus one-half percent (by weight) of a liquid dishwashing detergent intended for hand washing
Door holding: The device: The device used to keep the door closed.
Drawer Hardware: Hardware used to guide the drawer when opening and closing.
Exposed Cabinet Exterior:Any part of the outside of the cabinet that can be seen in normal usage after installation.
Exposed Cabinet Interior: Any part of the inside of the cabinet that can be seen in normal usage after installation, including all storage surfaces.
Exposed Hardware: Any hardware that can be seen in normal usage after installation.
Factory-Assembled Cabinet: Factory-manufactured and factory-finished cabinet that is assembled prior to shipping. (Doors may be prefinished and shipped separately from cabinet.)
Factory-Manufactured: Cabinet of cabinet components prior to shipping.
Hinges: Device used to connect door to cabinet so door can be opened and closed.
Moisture Content: The percentage ascertained by subtracting the oven-dried weight from the original weight of the part, dividing by the oven-dried
weight, and multiplying by the oven-dried weight, and multiplying by 100. Use of electrical moisture meter is permitted.
Prefinished: See Factory-Finished.
Ready-to-Assemble: Factory-manufactured and factory-finished cabinet components shipped with all parts, fasteners, and instructions necessary for complete assembly of one cabinet. No power tools should be necessary for assembly.
Saw Marks: Ridges left by a saw