Design Your Room

Cabinet Construction

The versatility of frameless cabinet construction.

Kitchen Craft's tradition of frameless construction excellence has always started with using the right materials. Hinges that fit the needs of a modern lifestyle and designs that allow for full access are both features associated with our standard cabinet boxes, and ensure a well-constructed cabinet. What's more, upgrades give you the freedom to add features as desired. Below are some general cabinet terms and construction options to help you imagine your dream space. Your designer will be able to answer specific questions on Kitchen Craft.

Standard Cabinet Overview

Cabinet Construction

Concealed 110o, 6-way adjustable clip-on hinges, 5/8" thick furniture-board cabinet sides sealed with PVC moisture-resistant edge tape, easy-to-clean melamine cabinet interiors, 5/8" thick horizontal crosspiece braces that stabilize the cabinet sides with the front and back, full depth adjustable shelves, and 3/16" painted hardboard backs all combine to make our cabinets a versatile and dependable platform for your home.

If that's not enough, Kitchen Craft offers a variety of cabinet box upgrades to add extra durability. Choose from: plywood* construction, which uses a 5/8" thick plywood-core* board instead of particleboard-core for Maple, Cherry, Oak, Alder and Rift Integra door styles; a natural maple melamine interior; 170o turning hinges; and soft-closing doors.

Wood Doors

Cabinet Construction

There's nothing like the luxury of solid wood. Which is why we use furniture-grade solid wood and veneers in all of our standard stained wood doors.

When ordering Maple cabinetry featuring an opaque finish,
5-piece doors and drawer fronts will be constructed with solid MDF center panels. MDF provides a more stable and uniform product preferable for opaque finishes.

Thermofoil/MDF Doors

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  • High-gloss colors and wood grain patterns 
  • Easy to clean surfaces

Specialty Doors

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  • Uses eco-friendly veneers
  • Easy to clean wood grain patterns

Mullion Doors

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  • Standard or Shaker styles
  • Honeycomb or Square Wire Mesh available
  • Solid Wood frames
  • Mitered construction

Cabinet Box

Cabinet Construction

Our standard cabinets feature a particleboard-core in areas where melamine is used. A box-construction upgrade available for Integra doors, replaces particleboard-core with a plywood-core* for greater stability. Other features include:


  • Standard, concealed 110o hinges
  • Optional 170o hinges
  • Optional natural maple interiors
  • Optional soft-close doors


Cabinet Construction

Thoughtful and convenient, our drawers come in melamine, wood and metal options, and feature various secure construction approaches that change based on the material used. Drawer details and options include:

Hardwood Drawers

Cabinet Construction

  • Solid hardwood available for Aurora and Integra collections
  • 11/16" solid wood sides, front and back
  • 1/4" clear-coated, matching veneer plywood* bottom
  • Furniture-quality dovetailed joints
  • Three sizes available – shallow, standard and large
  • Optional full-extension, concealed and soft-closing drawer guides

Metal Drawers

Cabinet drawer open to show metal box

  • Metallic champagne sides with white or natural maple bottoms and backs to match the cabinet interior
  • Double-wall drawer sides 
  • 5/8" thick melamine drawer bottom & back
  • Easy installation and two-dimensional drawer front adjustment
  • Boxside covers are also available
  • Two sizes available – small and large
  • Optional full-extension, under-mount drawer slides with integrated soft-close feature

Cabinet Interior Options

Cabinet Construction

Options are always good. Bright white, natural wood grain or even a combination can give your cabinet interiors character and beauty. Interiors can even be stained to match the exterior finish, allowing for a uniform look for open shelving, cabinets with glass doors and slide-out trays and drawers.

*All plywood components meet ANSI/HPVA HP-1 standards, and may contain MDF or particleboard.