Door Components & Terminology

When we talk about wood cabinet doors, there are a few different parts that we refer to regularly. If you view our door styles, you will see the availability of different lips, beads, and raises (or panels) for each one. Some doors allow you to customize all three; other doors do not have any customizable options.

Lip styles

The lip is the outer edge profile of the door. On a framed inset cabinet, the lip will be right next to the frame. On overlay or frameless cabinets, the lip is on the edge of the door which sits above the frame or outer wall of the cabinet.

We offer 9 different lip styles that can be used on doors. Some lip styles cannot be used on certain doors, and some require additional charges.

B/B2 lip

This is a rounded lip style with approximately 1/4″ radius.

B lip can be ordered on standard offset doors. B2 can be ordered on marginal overlay, full overlay, and frameless doors. B and B2 appear the same when viewed from the front.

C/C2 lip

This is a traditional lip style shaped as an S-curve descending from a point on the face of the door. The C2 is most commonly used on doors like Heritage, Traditional, Classic, and so on.

C lip can be ordered on standard offset doors. C2 can be ordered on marginal overlay, full overlay, and frameless doors. C and C2 appear the same when viewed from the front.

H/H2 lip

This is a traditional lip style shaped as an S-curve descending from a point on the face of the door to another point, then curving down to the side. It is more ornate than the C2.

H lip can be ordered on standard offset doors. H2 can be ordered on marginal overlay, full overlay, and frameless doors. H and H2 appear the same when viewed from the front.

HB lip

The half-bead lip is specifically designed for inset cabinetry. It adds a small beaded detail next to the cabinet frame. It is especially attractive when paired with a beaded inset cabinet. The HB lip can also be used on frameless cabinet doors.

LCI lip

The LCI lip is specific to the marginal, full overlay, and frameless styles only. A small half-round edge is cut into the door alongside a small channel. This lip is very effective at highlighting glazed finishes.

S/S2 lip

This lip is classic and clean: a standard square corner. If you are looking for a door to have a 90° outer edge, this is the lip you should specify.

S lip can be ordered on standard offset doors. S2 can be ordered on marginal overlay, full overlay, beaded or flush inset, and frameless doors. S and S2 appear the same when viewed from the front.

V/V2 lip

This lip is a chamfered edge that gives the edge of a door a bit of interest without distracting from the overall look and feel: a modern alternative to the more traditional C2.

V lip can be ordered on standard offset doors. V2 can be ordered on marginal overlay, full overlay, and frameless doors. V and V2 appear the same when viewed from the front.

18RD lip

For a softer look than than the standard square, the 18RD lip adds a 1/8″ radius around each edge of the door. 18RD lip can be ordered on marginal overlay, full overlay, and frameless doors.

Profile lip

This lip style is only available using the Atlantis door.

The Profile lip extends the 1/8″ radius of the 18RD to all edges and corners of an Atlantis slab door, lending a modern look a bit of a softer feel.

Framing beads

The framing bead appears around the inside edge of the door frame, next to the panel.In many cases, the framing bead of a door is what makes it unique.

When you are able to choose a framing bead, we have seven selections you can choose from. Some framing beads are not available in specific types of doors; for example, not all doors with mullions can use every type of framing bead.

ST bead (roundover)

The standard, or roundover, bead is a timeless classic that adds a simple trim to the interior edge of the door frame. It features a small drop and then a rounded bullnose dropping to the center panel.

SQ bead (square)

The square bead is truly that: a simple right angle around the inside edge of the frame. Use this for a very simple, clean look.

OG bead

The ogee bead is a nod to traditional trim. More ornate than the roundover, it offers a more visually striking edge to the interior edge of the door frame.

Please note that the OG profile for doors is not the same as the OG profile for solid stock. The 007 bead is more similar to our solid stock OG profile.

1223 bead

The simplest bead other than the SQ, 1223 is a chamfered edge, dropping from the interior of the frame at a direct angle. Use in combination with a flat center panel or a reverse G-cove for a twist on the standard Shaker look.

007 bead

Two small straight edges meet a quarter-circle to create a classic look. This traditional style catches the eye and adds interest to any door.

877 bead

The 877 bead has a small S-curve that meets a rounded edge for a unique trimmed look. This bead is very popular to punch up a door with a flat center-panel look, like the Legacy or Century doors.

Elite bead

The widest framing bead in our line, the Elite is truly traditional. Pair it with the H2 lip for a timeless look, or select something simple like an 18RD to keep the focus on the ornate design of the bead.

Panel raises

Slant raise

3/8″ thick raised center panel with 1 1/16″ wide slanted profile

G-cove raise

3/8″ thick raised center panel with 1 1/16″ wide curved profile

Reverse G-cove raise

Same panel as G-cove, but reversed. This panel is used when a solid wood flat center panel is specified, such as on a Legacy door.

M-Bead raise

3/8″ thick raised center panel with 1 1/4″ wide detailed profile

Louis XIII raise

3/8″ thick raised center panel with 1 1/2″ wide stepped profile

RM raise

3/8″ thick raised center panel with 1 1/4″ wide detailed profile

Madrid raise

U-cove raise