Deep drawers can hold almost anything you need to store in a base cabinet. 12. Script Printed Linen Dining Chairs, Set of 2. 199.99. Related Stories. Base cabinets are specified in terms of their exterior dimensions. Some manufacturers provide base cabinets at a depth of 12 inches (30cm) inches to allow for kitchens to fit into smaller spaces. Most Merillat Classic base cabinets come standard with a single roll-out tray, pioneered by Merillat. Two deep trays are perfect for taller items that may topple over.