Cabinet Box Design

Framed. A framed cabinet will have wood around the face, framing the door and drawer, so if the door and drawer were removed, two holes would be left. The frame provides more strength, eliminating the need for a top panel.  

Frameless. When the door and drawer are removed from the frameless cabinet, the homeowner is left with an open box.  Because there is no frame, the doors are mounted on the cabinet’s side walls. This style is popular in Europe.