Drawer Front Options: Solid, Routed, 5-Piece, and additional fronts

Each door style we offer has one or more drawer front options. Many detail options can be customized on drawer fronts, especially the outside face edge for most styles. This can be especially useful when matching to existing cabinetry or specific design requirements. If the detail you are looking for isn’t something we normally offer, our Technical Services department may be able to provide a custom match for the closest detail possible.

Solid Drawer Front

Sometimes referred to as a Slab front, Solid drawer fronts are simple, flat drawer fronts with their outside face edges shaped to match the door style to which they belong. They are used in all forms of cabinetry due to their simple design. Solid drawer fronts usually have smaller minimum widths and heights, making them an easy choice when trying to fit pieces into tight spaces. Of all drawer front options offered, a Solid drawer front will be the most economically priced.

Examples of Solid Drawer Fronts:
Examples of Solid Drawer Fronts

Routed Drawer Front

Routed drawer fronts can be seen in many ways to be a step higher in cabinetry design than a simpler Solid drawer front. In terms of construction both Solid and Routed drawer fronts are very similar. They start as flat, slab pieces with an outside face edge detail usually shaped to match the door style to which they belong. Routed drawer fronts go one step further where a detail is carved (routed) into the face of the drawer front. This creates a unique character not seen in Solid drawer fronts. Due to the amount of space that this routed detail requires the minimum size of a Routed drawer front is usually higher than a Solid drawer front and typically has a slightly higher cost as well.

Examples of Routed Drawer Fronts:
Examples of Routed Drawer Fronts

5-Piece Drawer Front

5-Piece drawer fronts can go a long way to add value to many styles of cabinetry. They are made in a similar fashion to doors as they have a frame and panel, though the size of the frame is usually reduced to allow for smaller heights that drawer fronts usually require. When ordering raised panel doors, it is common practice to use a recessed panel version for the 5-Piece drawer fronts to further reduce the minimum height required as well. Though they are typically more expensive than a Solid or Routed drawer front, 5-Piece drawer fronts can bring an aesthetic not found by any other style.

Examples of 5-Piece Drawer Fronts:
Examples of 5-Piece Drawer Fronts

Additional Drawer Fronts

For designs that require a unique drawer front appearance, we offer styles such as the Texas (899D), Monroe (889B), Manchester (888B), and 1" Drawer Front (159B). These styles have a thickness of 1" or greater and details which are unique to themselves.