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Kitchen Cabinets

Glossary Of Terms

Ful to Hin




Full Extension Drawer Guide

Most drawer glides do not provide for the drawer to completely extend so that the back edge of the drawer is outside of the cabinet structure. Full extension drawer glides allow the back of the drawer to pulled completely out of the cabinet structure and hence make it easy to remove and replace objects. Because of the weight of a fully loaded drawer full extension drawer glides must be extremely sturdy and are more expensive than the standard drawer glides.

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

kitchen cabinet full extension drawer

Full Inset

Doors and drawers that are designed to fit within the inside edge lines of the faceless frame opening. The outer edges of the doors and drawers will be flush with the face frame edges.

Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

Full Inset Kitchen Cabinets

Full Overlay

When a kitchen cabinet has a frame it can have the door and drawer front sit completely over the frame, basically hiding the frame - this is called a full overlay.

Framed Kitchen Cabinets

full overlay kitchen cabinet


See Bulkhead


Galley Rail

A molding that is used to provide an edge to prevent items such as dishes, especially if they are placed on an angle, from falling. It is also commonly used as a decorative molding.

kitchen cabinet galley rail

Glaze Finish

A finish applied after the stain coat. It is used to blend the color variations found within wood and to enhance the overall aesthetics of the kitchen cabinets. Glaze finishes provide an antique appearance.


Hanging Rails

See Stretcher



A finishing process that highlights the base stain color.



Hinges are used to mount the cabinet door to the carcass of the cabinet. They are available in many different styles and finishes.

Cabinet Hinges

kitchen cabinet hinge

Additional Glossary Pages

#s to Bac

Bas to Bur

But to Clo

Col to Dec

Den to Eng

Eur to Fra

Ful to Hin

Ins to Lig

MDF to Onl

Ove to Rea

Rec to She

Ski to Til

Toe to Woo