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Kitchen Cabinets

Glossary Of Terms

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Inset Construction

A method of fitting the cabinet doors and drawer fronts to the cabinet carcass. With inset construction the doors and door fronts are level with the edges of the cabinet or cabinet frame.

Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

kitchen cabinet inset construction


A countertop and associated cabinets that sits in an open area in the kitchen, allowing access to all 4 sides. Kitchen islands can be permanently attached to the kitchen floor or they can be on wheels allowing them to be moved out of the way when not in use.

Kitchen Islands

kitchen island


A hole in a piece of wood that was created when a knot in the wood fell out.



A kerf is a cut made in a piece of wood to allow the wood to be bent. It is commonly used to allow moldings and kick plates to be installed on a curved surface.


Kiln Dried

Describes lumber that has been dried in a kiln in order to remove moisture.

kiln drying lumber


A knot is the area in a piece of lumber where a branch has grown.

knot in lumber


Group of engineered products. A more expensive, thin, finish material is bonded to a less expensive base material. Laminates are generally very strong and do not warp. Laminate materials are used for the inside and outside of kitchen cabinets, countertops and flooring.

laminated MDF

Lazy Susan

A kitchen cabinet accessory, a single or multi-level turntable, that is placed inside a cabinet that allows easy accessibility to all items placed on it. Often used in corner base and wall cabinets.

Lazy Susan

Light Rail

A molding or trim attached to the bottom of wall cabinets to hide under cabinet lighting.

Under Cabinet Lighting

kitchen cabinet light rail molding

Additional Glossary Pages

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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