Construction Methods

There are two most commonly used construction methods for cabinetry: Frameless or Face Frame.  We build either method depending on the customer's choices or design needs.  We will explore both methods on this page using diagrams to help us establish a better understanding of both methods.


Frameless Base Cabinet
Frameless Base Cabinet#1:  End Panels:  3/4"  Plywood

#2:  Bottom:  3/4"  Plywood

#3:  Partition:  3/4" Plywood
 
#4:  Back:  1/4 Plywood

#5:  Back Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Nailers)

#6:  Top Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Spanners)

#7:  Mid Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Spanners)

#8:  Toe Kick:  3/4" Plywood

#9:  Shelves:  3/4" Plywood 

Frameless Top Cabinet
Frameless Top Cabinet #1:  End Panels:  3/4"  Plywood

#2:  Bottom:  3/4"  Plywood

#3:  Bottom Rail:  3/4" Plywood
 
#4:  Back:  1/4 Plywood

#5:  Back Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Nailers)

#6:  Top:  3/4" Plywood

#7:  Top Rail:  3/4" Plywood

#8:  Shelves:  3/4" Plywood

Face Framed Base Cabinet
Face Framed Base Cabinet #1:  End Panels:  3/4"  Plywood

#2:  Bottom:  3/4"  Plywood

#3:  Partition:  3/4" Plywood
 
#4:  Back:  1/4 Plywood

#5:  Back Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Nailers)

#6:  Top Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Spanners)

#7:  Shelves:  3/4" Plywood

#8:  Top Rail:  2" Wide x "L" x  3/4" Thick Solid Wood

#9:  Shelves:  3/4" Plywood 

Face Framed Top Cabinet
Face Framed Top Cabinet #1:  End Panels:  3/4"  Plywood

#2:  Bottom:  3/4"  Plywood

#3:  Partition:  3/4" Plywood
 
#4:  Back:  1/4 Plywood

#5:  Back Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Nailers)

#6:  Top Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Spanners)

#7:  Mid Supports:  3 1/2" Wide x "L" x 3/4" Thick (Spanners)

#8:  Toe Kick:  3/4" Plywood

#9:  Shelves:  3/4" Plywood