When choosing cabinets, there are two types of construction to consider: Framed or Frameless cabinetry. Both provide endless design possibilities and their own unique advantages. Here are some things to consider as you decide which type of cabinet construction is best for you:

Shaker Gray Framed Cabinets

Palena Gloss White Frameless Cabinets

Framed Cabinets

American cabinet manufacturers have traditionally built cabinets using a framed construction. In this type of cabinet construction, the rails and stiles form a 1-1/2 inch face "frame" at the front of the cabinet box. This frame resembles a flat picture frame that is attached to the door front, giving added dimension to the door front.

Frameless Cabinets

Frameless cabinet construction is a European way of manufacturing cabinets that has become popular among American homeowners seeking simple, more contemporary cabinet designs. Frameless cabinetry is sometimes called "full access" cabinetry because it offers greater accessibility by eliminating the face frame. Instead, it relies on thicker box construction for stability. Only full overlay doors can be used, with hinges attached directly to the sides of the cabinet box.

Choose & Compare the Cabinets that are Right for You!

Framed Cabinets

Framed

Sheffield

Sheffield

Frame
Birch Frame w/MDF & Wood Center Panel
Interior
Ultra-Violet Coated, Natural Painted Finished Interior
Drawer/Door
Solid Wood Full Overlay DoveTail Doora & Drawers
Drawer System
Under Mount Epoxy Drawer Glides
Hinges
Concealed European Style Hinges
Panel
Five Piece Recessed Front Panel

Framed

Shaker

Shaker

Frame
½” Plywood Box with Painted Exterior
Interior
Ultra-Violet Coated, Natural Wood Finished Interior
Drawer/Door
Solid Wood Full Overlay DoveTail Doors & Drawers
Drawer System
Full Extension Epoxy Soft-Close Drawer Glides
Hinges
Concealed European Hinges w/ Soft-Close
Panel
Five Piece Recessed HDF Front Door

Framed

Tacoma

Tacoma

Frame
½” Plywood Box with Painted Exterior
Interior
Ultra-Violet Coated, Natural Wood Finished Interior
Drawer/Door
Solid Wood Full Overlay DoveTail Doors & Drawers
Drawer System
Full Extension Epoxy Soft-Close Drawer Glides
Hinges
Concealed European Hinges w/ Soft-Close
Panel
Five Piece Recessed HDF Front Door

Framed

Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Frame
½” Plywood Box with Painted Exterior
Interior
Ultra-Violet Coated, Natural Wood Finished Interior
Drawer/Door
Solid Wood Full Overlay DoveTail Doors & Drawers
Drawer System
Full Extension Epoxy Soft-Close Drawer Glides
Hinges
Concealed European Hinges w/ Soft-Close
Panel
Five Piece Recessed HDF Front Door

Framed

Cambridge

Cambridge

Frame
½” Plywood Box with Painted Exterior
Interior
Ultra-Violet Coated, Natural Wood Finished Interior
Drawer/Door
Solid Wood Full Overlay DoveTail Doors & Drawers
Drawer System
Full Extension Epoxy Soft-Close Drawer Glides
Hinges
Concealed European Hinges w/ Soft-Close
Panel
Five Piece Recessed HDF Front Door

Frameless Cabinets

Frameless

Palena

Palena

Frame
½” Plywood Box with Painted Exterior
Interior
Ultra-Violet Coated, Natural Wood Finished Interior
Drawer/Door
Solid Wood Full Overlay DoveTail Doors & Drawers
Drawer System
Full Extension Epoxy Soft-Close Drawer Glides
Hinges
Concealed European Hinges w/ Soft-Close
Panel
Five Piece Recessed HDF Front Door

Frameless

Tempo

Tempo

Frameless
Nominal ¾” Plywood Box Construction
Interior
White/Grey Linen Thermofused Melamine Carcass
Drawer/Door
Engineered Wood Door and Drawer Faces
Drawer System
Pre-Assembled Blum Legra Drawer System
Hinges
Hettich Sensys Adjustable 110° Soft-Close
Feet
Adjustable Black Leg Support Included

Frameless

Reef

Reef

Frameless
Nominal ¾” Plywood Box Construction
Interior
White/Grey Linen Thermofused Melamine Carcass
Drawer/Door
Engineered Wood Door and Drawer Faces
Drawer System
Pre-Assembled Blum Legra Drawer System
Hinges
Hettich Sensys Adjustable 110° Soft-Close
Feet
Adjustable Black Leg Support Included

Frameless

Modeno

Modeno

Frameless
Nominal ¾” Particleboard Box Construction
Interior
Grey Wood Linen Thermofused Melamine Carcass
Drawer/Door
Engineered Wood Door and Drawer Faces
Drawer System
¾” Extension Bottom Mount Epoxy Euro
Hinges
Multi-Adjustable 110° Degree Soft-Close Hinges
Feet
Integrated Matching Toe Kick

Framed Cabinet Cutout

Frameless Cabinet Cutout