Frame Styles

The primary difference between the framed and frameless lines of Adelphi Kitchen cabinets, as their names indicate, is a face frame of 3/4″ solid hardwood on the framed cabinets and an absence of this frame on the frameless cabinets.

Traditional framed cabinets are built using standard measurements. Frameless cabinets are built utilizing the Metric system, and are commonly referred to as Euro-style (32 millimeter) cabinetry. All Adelphi Kitchen cabinets are made of the highest quality materials and to the strictest construction standards.

Frame Cabinetry

STANDARD OFFSET

Sometimes called 3/8″ offset by other manufacturers, this style uses a door with a lipped edge that has a “rabbet” on the rear of the profile. This results in half of the 3/4″ door thickness being recessed into the cabinet frame, leaving 3/8″ exposed. The door covers 1/4″ all around the cabinet frame opening, meaning doors and drawers will be a total of 1/2″ wider and higher than the frame opening. Cabinet uses 1 1/2″ framing
throughout. See illustration to left.

MARGINAL OVERLAY

This style has the doors and drawers lying completely on top of the face frame. The entire edge profile and 3/4″ thickness is visible. The door covers 1/2″ all around the cabinet frame opening, meaning doors will be a total of 1″ wider and higher than the frame opening. Drawer fronts follow the same procedure. Marginal overlay utilizes 1 1/2″ cabinet framing widths by default. See illustration shown to the left.

FULL OVERLAY

This style also has the doors and drawers lying completely on top of the frame. The entire edge profile and 3/4″ thickness is visible. Door and drawer sizes are not based on cabinet openings, but rather on using “reveals” around all of the fronts. At the top of walls and base cabinets there is a reveal of 1/4″. At the bottom of walls and bases there will be NO reveals. At the left & right edges of all cabinets is an 1/8″ reveal, so when cabinets are butted together it will maintain the look of 1/4″ reveals. Framing is 1 1/2″ wide with the exception of outer stiles being 1 1/4″ wide, and certain center stiles on multi-door cabinets are 2 1/2″ wide. See drawing shown to the left.

BEADED INSET -or- FLUSH INSET

In these styles, the doors and drawers are flush inside the face frame. None of the edge thickness is visible. We offer inset in two flavors, beaded inset or flush inset. Beaded inset uses a 1/4″ bead applied to the inner edge of cabinet openings that have doors/drawers.

Flush inset is simply flat edged cabinet frames like on our other styles. Beaded inset uses 1 1/4″ framing throughout. After construction, the 1/4″ bead is applied to the openings.

This makes outer pieces 1 1/2″ and the center, cross pieces yield out to 1 3/4″ wide. See illustration for example of beaded inset.

Frameless Cabinetry

STANDARD FRAMELESS FULL OVERLAY

The frameless style has the doors and drawers lying almost completely over the edge of the cabinet. The entire edge profile and 3/4″ thickness is visible. Door and drawer sizes are not based on the cabinet opening, but rather on using “reveals” all around the cabinet box.

At the top of wall cabinets there is a 2mm reveal and 6mm at the top of base cabinets. At the bottom, left and right sides of walls and bases there is also a 2mm reveal