There are two main types of cabinet construction in the kitchen and bath industry and Crystal offers both. There is no real advantage in choosing one over the other. It can be a personal preference, or one may fit better with the style of your home.


Buying Cabinets, Cabinetry 101, Custom vs Local Shop

Frameless box construction is sometimes referred to as European or Full Access because it offers greater accessibility by eliminating the face frame. Frameless relies on its thicker 3/4″ sides, top and bottom for stability.


Buying Cabinets, Cabinetry 101, Custom vs Local Shop

Within framed cabinetry there are typically two options:
Full Overlay – cabinet doors lay on top of the frame.
Inset – cabinet doors mount flush inside the frame

Also known as face frame cabinetry, this construction method relies on a 3/4″ thick solid wood frame for stability, that is typically attached to the face of 1/2″ boxwork..