Many different woods are available to choose from such as: Cherry, Oak, Birch andRead more
a whole host of other woods. Some of which can be laminated or thermofoiled with
exact wood like skin.
Doors and Drawer Fronts:
Normally they are made of solid wood and have matching color of the cabinet (best
However, they can be made of MDF (medium density), HDF (high density) or
Particle Board if the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are thermofoiled.
Cabinets are made with the boxes (carcass), Doors and Drawer Fronts, and Drawer
Boxes. Also the Face Frame (The face frame is usually solid wood that consist of
Rails and Stiles. Rails are the top and bottom and stiles are the two sides. This looks
like a picture frame around the base or wall cabinet. The hinges attach to the face
frame (except for frameless cabinets). Of course there are Drawers and drawer
glides and shelves.
There are several choices to consider when a homebuyer is choosing options for their home, one of which is kitchen and bath cabinets. A homebuyer can choose from different styles, colors and wood types. An additional option that homebuyers must also consider is whether they want standard overlay or full overlay cabinets. Often times, a homebuyer has not considered this option and may not understand the difference
Standard overlay cabinets (also called traditional overlay) tend to be less expensive and do not require hardware (however hardware is used more function ability and decoration) because there is enough finger space on the side of the cabinet door or drawer face. They also have more exposed face frame, with at least 1 ¼ inches on all sides of the doors and drawers.Read more