Table of contents
- Cabinet Door Information
- Two Main Types of Cabinets
- How To Measure For Cabinet Doors and Drawer Fronts
- Cabinet Hinge Glossary
- Inset Door Mounting on Face Frame Cabinet
- European Style Hinge Adjustments
- Cabinet Door and Drawer Front Finishing
- Conestoga Stain & Paint Colors
- Choosing Concealed Hinge Mounting Plate
- Conestoga Stain - Glaze Combination Chart
- Conestoga Paint & Glaze Compatibility Chart-Page 1
- Conestoga Paint & Glaze Compatibility Chart-Page 2
- Custom Products and Finishing Disclaimers
- DLV FAQ's (Decorative Laminate Veneer)
Two Main Types of Cabinets
What type of cabinet do I have?
Kitchen and bath cabinets will generally fall into one of two types of cabinets, face frame or frameless.
The face frame style cabinet will have a framework which surrounds the opening of the cabinet at the door and the drawer opening. This is 1 1/2" width x 3/4" thickness in the majority of cabinets. Normally, the drawer opening will be separated from the larger cabinet opening by a "mid-rail".
The frameless or European style cabinet does not have the distinctive framework as described above, and will normally consist of only the panels which comprise the top, bottom and sides of the cabinet itself. The drawer opening can be separated from the lower opening by another panel or portion running horizontally at the bottom of the drawer opening.
It will be important to know which type of cabinet you have as you consider cabinet doors, drawers or other hardware,