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For this reason, it often makes sense on an island deeper than 60 centimetres to construct it out of shallower cabinets placed back to back. For example, a 105-centimetre-deep island is often made out of a row of 60-centimetre-deep cabinets on the working side and 35-centimetre-deep cabinets (the depth of standard upper wall-hung cabinets) on the back side, plus a few centimetres of benchtop overhang. With this arrangement, the cabinets on the working side of the island can be used to hold larger and more frequently used items such as pots and pans. The back side can be used to store smaller items, often pieces used less frequently or crockery that’s not used in cooking, such as glassware.Typical base cabinets sitting against the wall are 60 centimetres deep. When cabinets are deeper than this, the back becomes very hard to reach and items become inconvenient to access.