Cabinet Construction

Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets

When choosing cabinets for your space, you’ll find that there are two types of cabinetry – Framed and Frameless. Both have advantages and offer various styles and design options. To help you decide which best suits your project, here a few details to help you differentiate between framed and frameless cabinets.


The most common style of cabinet. Face frames allow for easy installation and door/drawer adjustment. These require separate panels to be installed on site on exposed sides. More option in sizing and modifications are available in framed cabinets. 


A more modern and increasingly popular style, frameless cabinets offer larger openings and more space for a bigger drawer box. Cabinet sides are factory finished. They generally require more fillers to assure minimum clearance is met for door and drawer openings.