What Is a Linear Foot in Cabinets?

A linear foot is a means of assessing cabinet measurements, in feet, for pricing purposes. It is measured by adding up the length of top and bottom cabinets. The sum of these measurements, in feet, produces the total linear foot measurement of the cabinetry.

The average cost of cabinetry ranges to moderate to extremely expensive per linear foot. This is based upon whether or not cabinets are stock, semi-custom, or completely custom made. Many cabinets are no longer priced exclusively by linear foot because there are so many other factors involved in cabinetry. Pricing is determined by box construction, drawer glides, center panels, stiles, and rails, which can add a sizable percentage to the total cost.