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Cabinets

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:16 pm
by Stevenloan
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Hi everyone! Do you call the white cabinets and the wooden black cabinets "kitchen wall cabinets" and "kitchen floor cabinets"?

https://placeofmytaste.com/kitchen-reva ... n-kitchen/ (The first picture)

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:41 pm
by tony h
Yes.

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:54 pm
by trolley
We call those upper cabinets and lower cabinets, or just "uppers and lowers" (if we're already discussing cabinets).

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm
by gdwdwrkr
Base cabinets and upper cabinets.

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:36 pm
by Erik_Kowal
Floor cabinets and wall cabinets (no need to mention the kitchen unless the context is potentially ambiguous.)

Sometimes people call them 'units' or 'cupboards' instead of 'cabinets'.

I think this is one of those cases where many different terms are in use which all refer to the same thing,

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
by gdwdwrkr
A favorite cabinet-term is carcase, the basic structure of a cabinet, less doors, drawers, and hardware...

The designer was light-fixture-challenged.

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:49 am
by BonnieL
gdwdwrkr wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
The designer was light-fixture-challenged.
I so agree with you! I really don't like hanging lights; if you decide to not have a table under them, you bump your head on it.

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:55 am
by Stevenloan
Hi guys! Thank you all very much for your answers.

StevenLoan

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm
by tony h
A lot of the simpler terms are ok but depend on the conversation having already reduced the scope of the discussion. If you are just thinking : I want to buy some kitchen-wall-cabinets, then use the full term in an internet search. Once you are already in the store then looking for "doors" or "carcases" makes sense.

But , for example, just doing a search for "carcase" may well end up with a completely different product.

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:41 am
by gdwdwrkr
BonnieL wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:49 am
gdwdwrkr wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:28 pm
The designer was light-fixture-challenged.
I so agree with you! I really don't like hanging lights; if you decide to not have a table under them, you bump your head on it.
...and if you do have one over the table, it would be nice to actually have the table *under* it.
Furthermore, two hanging lights within feet of each other ought to be somehow-related.

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:43 am
by gdwdwrkr
tony h wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm
But , for example, just doing a search for "carcase" may well end up with a completely different product.
For sure! You'll do better at the abattoir.

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:14 pm
by tony h
gdwdwrkr wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:43 am
tony h wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:18 pm
But , for example, just doing a search for "carcase" may well end up with a completely different product.
For sure! You'll do better at the abattoir.
I hadn't realised how young abattoir is as a recorded word. The OED puts it at 1809. I wonder if it reflects the industrialisation of scoiety and of meat processing?

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:21 pm
by gdwdwrkr
Merriam Webster's TIme Traveller lists terms first found in print , among those of 1809 are "big brother", "hydrogenate", "stock market", "tropical storm" and "school district". Something was happening!

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:07 pm
by Stevenloan
I would like to thank you guys very very much for your answers.

StevenLoan

Re: Cabinets

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:14 pm
by Bobinwales
We in the UK would be much more likely refer to a "carcass" not a "carcase".