Cabinets

Overlays


 
 

Overlays: The term “Overlay” refers to how much a door or drawer front covers of the face of a given cabinet. Some Overlay designs will cover almost the entire face of a cabinet, while others will leave a portion of the cabinet’s face frame visible. All Overlay designs have their own distinct advantages and accommodate different design situations.

Standard Overlay - I

I Standard Overlay:

  • Sides: 1"
  • Top:(Base) 1 1/2" (Wall) 1"
  • Between Drawer & Door: 3/4"
  • Bottom: 1"
Overlay I: This is classified as “Standard Overlay” and is only applicable to framed cabinetry. The door (or drawer front) of a cabinet in this configuration will overlay the face frame opening by 1”. This leaves 1”of exposed cabinet face around the perimeter of the respective door (or drawer front). The exception to this occurs in the horizontal reveal between a door and a drawer (the exposed cabinet face between these parts becomes ¾” instead of 1”). Typically, Edge Profiles with a Back Beveled design are used for Overlay I, though Zero Bevel Edge Profiles may be used. If Back Bevel Edge Profiles are selected, no knobs, pulls or finger routes are required to open the cabinetry. If Zero Bevel Edge Profiles are selected, knobs, pulls or finger routes are required to open the cabinetry.

Standard Overlay - I

II Width Overlay:

  • Sides: 1/4"
  • Top:(Base) 1 1/2" (Wall) 1"
  • Between Drawer & Door: 3/4"
  • Bottom: 1"
Overlay II: This is classified as a “Modified Standard Overlay” and is only applicable to framed cabinetry. Similar to Standard Overlay, the horizontal reveals between a door and a drawer front produce an exposed cabinet face of ¾”. The vertical reveals are altered to match Overlay III and only ¼” of the cabinet face is exposed. In essence, Overlay II is a hybrid of features from Overlays I and III. Typically, Edge Profiles with a Back Beveled design are used for Overlay II, though Zero Bevel Edge Profiles may be used. If Back Bevel Edge Profiles are selected, no knobs, pulls or finger routes are required to open the cabinetry. If Zero Bevel Edge Profiles are selected, knobs, pulls or finger routes are required to open the cabinetry. Overlay II is a great choice for the individual that wants the more streamlined look of Overlay III, but doesn’t want the requirement of knobs or pulls.

Standard Overlay - I

III Full Overlay:

  • Sides: 1/4"
  • Top:(Base) 7/8" (Wall) 1/8"
  • Between Drawer & Door: 1/8"
  • Bottom: 1/8"
Overlay III: This is classified as “Full Overlay” and is only applicable to framed cabinetry. The door (or drawer front) of a cabinet in this configuration will overlay the face frame opening by 2 ½” in width and 2 ¾” in height. This produces vertical reveals of ¼” and horizontal reveals of 1/8”. Overlay III provides a very clean look. Knobs or pulls are required to open the cabinetry. Finger routes are not available on Overlay III. Back Beveled Edge Profiles are not applicable to Overlay III.

Standard Overlay - I

F - Flush Inset:

  • Sides: 1 1/2"
  • Top:(Base) 2" (Wall) 1 1/2"
  • Between Drawer & Door: 1 1/2"
  • Bottom: 1 1/2"
Overlay F: This is classified as “Flush Inset” and is only applicable to framed cabinetry. With Flush Inset, the doors and drawer fronts of the cabinet are recessed into the face frame openings so that they flush out with the face of the cabinet. The reveals between the face frame opening and the outer edge of doors (and drawer fronts) will be a nominal 1/8”. Overlay F requires knobs or pulls to open the cabinetry. Back Beveled Edge Profiles are not applicable to Overlay F.

Standard Overlay - I

FB - Flush Beaded Inset:

  • Sides: 1 1/2"
  • Top:(Base) 2" (Wall) 1 1/2"
  • Between Drawer & Door: 1 1/2"
  • Bottom: 1 1/2"
Overlay FB: This is classified as “Flush Inset” and is only applicable to framed cabinetry. With Flush Inset, the doors and drawer fronts of the cabinet are recessed into the face frame openings so that they flush out with the face of the cabinet. The reveals between the face frame opening and the outer edge of doors (and drawer fronts) will be a nominal 1/8”. Overlay FB requires knobs or pulls to open the cabinetry. Back Beveled Edge Profiles are not applicable to Overlay FB.

Standard Overlay - I

Frameless

  • Sides: 1/16”
  • Top:1/8”
  • Between Drawer & Door:1/16”
  • Bottom: 1/8”
Frameless Overlay: As Frameless cabinetry does not have a face frame, the doors and drawer fronts actually overlay nearly all of the face of the cabinet. Only 1/16” reveal, both vertical and horizontal is exposed, providing a perfectly streamlined appearance. Knobs or pulls are required to open the cabinetry. Back Beveled Edge Profiles are not applicable to Frameless Overlay.