In framed (or face-frame) cabinetry, wood joinery holds the parts together. This American-style cabinet attaches a 1 ½” wide x ¾” thick frame to the front of the cabinet box. Horizontal rails and vertical stiles secure the door to the box. Hinges attach the door to the face frame.
Having a frame allows for additional design options by varying the amount of space between doors and drawers. The frame can also help support doors and drawers.
For more information, watch our video explaining the difference between framed and frameless cabinetry.