Cabinet Construction Styles Calgary

Our Cabinet Construction Styles

 

Frameless 

Frameless

The most common cabinet construction.

The door and drawer front completely overlap the cabinet box. The front edges of the cabinet box have
either a stain grade or paint grade wood veneer that matches the exterior finish.

Shown with end panels on each side. The door uses concealed hinges.

Face Frame with a square edge

Face Frame with a square edge

A higher end look which makes the cabinet more furniture-like in appearance.

A solid wood face frame is constructed which is then attached to the front face of the cabinet. The cabinet box edges are completely covered by the face frame. This style of construction makes the door and drawer fronts smaller in comparison to a frameless cabinet.

The door in this example uses concealed hinges but traditional visible hinges can be used too.

Face Frame with a beaded edge

Face Frame with a beaded edge

A variation of the square edged face frame which adds just a bit more sophistication to the cabinet.

When choosing any face frame cabinet construction special consideration must be taken when selecting some internal storage hardware due to height restrictions.

Face Frame with a half overlay

Face Frame with a half overlay

A very traditional style of cabinet construction that has its origins dating back to 17th century European furniture. In this construction the door and drawer front are half inset into the face frame while the remaining outer half overlaps the face frame by a ¼”.

The edges of the door and drawer front have a profiled outside edge, usually a stepped quarter round moulding.

The door in this example uses a concealed hinge but traditional visible hinges can be used too.