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Standard Overlay Construction
The most popular, doors and drawers show the face frame around the perimeter of the cabinetry. Knobs are not necessary for this type of construction style.
Full Overlay Construction
Full overlay construction spreads the doors and drawer fronts over the face frame. This construction type creates a cleaner / contemporary look. Quarter inch gaps are left between the doors / drawers and the face frame is barely visible. Hardware is typically used in this style.
Frameless / European
Frameless cabinetry has no face frame as the doors and drawers are mounted directly to the sides of the cabinetry. One eighth inch gaps are left between the doors and drawers. This style is often used in small spaces and when a clean / contemporary look is desired. Decorative hardware is almost always needed.
Inset construction, the most preferred, insets the doors and drawer fronts flush with the face frame with the face frame. This style creates a clean custom look used in custom furniture. Decorative hardware is always used with Inset construction.
Beaded Inset construction is the same as Inset Construction but we add a bead to the face frame. This style is typically the most expensive style in the industry. Decorative hardware is always used with Inset construction.