A Brief Review on Kitchen Cabinet Doors


Kitchen cabinet doors are perhaps the most important part of a cabinet. It is the part of the cabinet which defines your taste and style. Choosing a cabinet door can be tricky. So in this article we are gone provide you with basics about various door designs available in the market.

There are four important things that one needs to consider when they are about to choose a kitchen cabinet door. The four things are overlays of the door, the wood used for the door, the design and lastly the finish. We are gone discuss the overlays of the door and the wood which is used for making the door in detail below.


Perhaps overlay is the key element which influences the style of your kitchen cabinet itself. The term overlay is used to refer to the way in which the door actually rests when the kitchen furniture is closed. There are basically two types of overlays.

• The traditional overlay: also known as the standard overlay. If you see your old cabinet you might notice there is box or a frame type effect on the face of your cabinet. This is mainly because of how the doors overlay on the cabinet. In standard overlay or traditional overlay the door overlay creates a frame type effect which is sometime refereed to reveal. This is the most common overlay in all the traditional kitchen furniture.

• The second type of overlay is the contemporary overlay: also known as the full overlay. In this overlay there is no frame like effect mainly because the doors are mounted in the cabinet is such a way that they completely cover the cabinet. This is the most preferred style by the younger generation. The cabinets with such an overlay often appears sophisticated and sleek.

Wood used:

The next important thing which decides how the kitchen furniture looks is the wood that is used in making the door of the furniture. There are more than 20 varieties of wood that are being used in preparing the cabinet doors. However each species of wood has certain specific characters and the most important character is how it absorbs the moisture, strain and glazes.

The two most important type of wood that is being used is the:


The unique character of pine is that it is soft and is easy to work with. It is the most desired wood for country of rustic style furniture’s.


The unique character of this wood is that it is strong. It is the most preferred wood for strong board kitchen cabinet.


Source by Sakata Gintama Gintoki


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