Tap for Main Menu

Face Frames

Face frames are an important component of a cabinet, not only for construction purposes, but style purposes as well. It’s easy to focus on the door style, but the appearance of the face frame is equally important. Crown Point offers twelve different face frame styles!

If the question “how can a face frame have its own style?” crosses your mind, fear not, we shall show you.

Looking at the front of a completely built cabinet, if we remove the doors and remove the drawers, we are left with the face, or as it is also known as, the front frame. (Hang on, we will get to Frameless in a moment!) While the basic construction of the face frame is consistent (and rugged!), it is what we craft the wood into that creates each unique style. By name, we offer Square Inset, Beaded Inset, Proud Beaded Inset, Stepped Inset, Canterbury Inset, Offset, Straight Channel, Squared Channel, Dropped Square Inset, Arts & Crafts Square Inset, Victorian Square Inset, and (whew!) Frameless. Each of those designs have different treatments, as you can see below.

One very important point: the design of the face frame is independent of the door style. In other words, you aren’t limited to the door style/face frame combinations you see here. 

A word about Frameless, which is almost a contradiction in terms when discussing face frames! In Frameless construction, just as its name implies, there is no face frame. The doors are hinged to the cabinet sides, and the drawer box slides are attached to the sides and the horizontal stretcher. The exposed front edges of the cabinet box are finished to match.

Face Frame Construction Options

Square Inset
Beaded Inset
Proud Beaded Inset
Stepped Inset
Canterbury Inset
Straight Channel
Squared Channel
Arts & Crafts Square Inset
Victorian Square Inset
Dropped Square Inset
Island 12
Home Bar 05
Home Bar 09
Home Bar 03
Range Hood 03
Range Hood 19
Range Hood 07
Range Hood 28
Office 06
Office 17
Office 14
Laundry 08
Built-Ins 12
Built-Ins 05
Built-Ins 06
Pantry 10
Pantry 06
Pantry 14
Pantry 13
Pantry 02
Breakfast Nook 1
Breakfast Nook 4
Breakfast Nook 5

March 30 Update:

Crown Point Cabinetry has been deemed an essential business by the Governor of New Hampshire. As such, we are in business, crafting cabinetry and taking on new orders. While we continue to operate, we are taking all necessary precautions to keep our entire team safe. In order to limit face-to-face interactions, our showroom is not open to visitors until May 4th, 2020. In the meantime, see our virtual shop tour here.

If you have a project you would like to discuss, please give us a call. We are here to help!

Custom built in media center by Crown Point Cabinetry
Custom handcrafted closet cabinetry by Crown Point Cabinetry
Custom master bath cabinetry by Crown Point Cabinetry
Custom home office desk cabinetry by Crown Point Cabinetry
Custom two level island handcrafted by Crown Point Cabinetry
Slide out laundry hamper custom built by Crown Point Cabinetry
Custom pantry cabinet handcrafted by Crown Point Cabinetry

Example of typical room for measuring