In framed (or face-frame) cabinetry, wood joinery holds the parts together. This American-style cabinet attaches a 1 ½" wide x ¾" thick frame to the front of the cabinet box. Horizontal rails and vertical stiles secure the door to the box. Hinges attach the door to the face frame
Having a frame allows for additional design options by varying the amount of space between doors and drawers. The frame can also help support doors and drawers.