Overlay and Inset

Overlay and Inset

Framed cabinetry includes different options on how the doors mount to the cabinet. These are referred to as overlays or insets. An overlay door sits in front of the face frame and an inset door sits within the face frame. Aesthetics play a large part in the decision. Each overlay and inset has a unique look and will impact the end result.

Overlay Doors

When choosing an overlay door, different dimensions are available that allow more or less of the face frame to be exposed. Full overlay is a term that indicates the doors will be as close as possible, covering most of the face frame. Framed can be either inset or a variety of overlays.

Frameless cabinetry takes the overlay and inset decision away. It is a full overlay cabinet and best suited when you want to minimize the gaps between the doors and drawers. This cabinet type utilizes a six-way adjustable hinge that is zero clearance.

Designing a frameless cabinetry project is not without its challenges. Space needs to be allowed for proper termination of a cabinet into a side wall, and care must be taken to ensure clearances are maintained at appliances and inside corners.

Overlay Doors
Inset Doors

Inset Doors

Insets also have options. You can select from various details cut into the edge of the face frame, such as a bead for beaded inset. All framed cabinet options can use a concealed soft-close hinge, and inset styles have the additional option of an exposed hinge in various finishes.

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We take pride in our cabinet construction and take great care during our initial engineering to make sure that our cabinetry will live up to our lifetime warranty.
Contact your Wellsford dealer today to learn more about our overlay and inset options.