While choices are great, they can also be overwhelming if you don’t have a basic understanding of the products and their differences. We’ve gathered some information on key product elements to give you an overview of the details of cabinetry.
As you begin to look at different cabinet lines, you’ll notice that they are usually classified into categories such as Wall, Tall, Base, Vanity, Other Room and Accessories. These categories are intended to provide quick reference points to help you navigate the breadth of the lines and number of options that are available to you.
How a cabinet is built determines how it looks and functions. Hinges, shelving and even finishing options can vary greatly depending on the type of construction used. These basics will help you determine what construction type is best for you.
Framed is the more traditional construction type, with rails and stiles forming a “frame” at the front of the cabinet box. Framed cabinets attach door hinges to frame face and wall shelves are usually adjustable. Partial, and full overlay door styles can be used with framed cabinets.
European-inspired frameless cabinetry provides a sleek, modern look, available in styles that range from traditional to contemporary. With no face frame at the front of the cabinet box, designs have a tighter, more streamlined look, and you also have greater space for content storage.
Some cabinets utilize various wood materials to provide strength, durability and consistent quality.
A glaze is a hand-applied accent over a stain or solid base coat designed to accentuate the detail of the wood and replicate the look of antique furniture. Hand application provides for natural variations from door to door, creating an individual look for your kitchen.
Authentic Ends Decorative overlay panels for cabinet sides or island backs can be factory installed or job-site installed depending upon the application. The decorative panels provide a more built-in and custom look.