What are the inframe door differences?


So, you’ve looked through all the door styles and you have decided you quite like the look of the inframe door styles. The following article will show you the differences between the door styles and explain what an inframe door actually is.

What is an inframe door?

A standard kitchen door range in technical terms can be described as a lay-on kitchen door. Another style of kitchen is Inframe or Face Frame, this is where a frame is attached to the front of a kitchen cabinet to hide the front edges of it.

The doors and drawer fronts then sit and open within the frames and the kitchen cabinets are fitted with special hinges and drawer fronts to suit.

Inframe is a feature of traditional cabinetry that has become extremely popular again in recent years. At DIY Kitchens we offer 2 different styles of inframe kitchen doors. We do offer our exclusive Innova Harewood style in 11 standard finishes & also bespoke painted to any colour of your choice.

What material are inframe doors made from?

All our styles of inframe doors are made from Oak or solid timber. These door styles with their differences are shown below.


A shaker style 5 piece inframe door with a flat centre panel and v grooves along the joints with 20mm thick doors.

Available in a Oak, a choice of 11 standard colours or bespoke painted to any colour you choose.

The frame is 36mm wide.

 Harewood inframe kitchen door


A shaker style 5 piece inframe door with a flat centre panel and 20mm thick doors.

There is also cockbeading on the inside edge of the frame.

Available in a Oak, a choice of 10 standard colours or bespoke painted to any colour you choose.


 Helmsley inframe kitchen door

Downloadable Guide

Below you will find a downloadable PDF, which gives you all this information visually, in 1 handy guide. Click the image to download it.

Inframe kitchen doors differences


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