Cabinet Lines

Beautiful, Made-to-Order Custom Cabinetry

Colonial Craft Kitchens strives to create environments that are appealing to the eye and function well for your needs. As a custom cabinet manufacturer, we are able to translate the creativity of our “outside the box” design into an all-wood product of the highest quality.

From design to construction and installation, every detail is meticulously handled. The end result is custom created cabinetry that you will enjoy for decades to come.

Colonial Craft Kitchens adheres to the highest quality standards. We manufacture custom cabinetry to your project specifications, built from the finest quality wood. From unique freestanding pieces and elegant built-in cabinetry to intricate carvings and moulding details, Colonial Craft Kitchens’ “outside the box” design comes to life at our manufacturing facility.

Framed vs. Frameless Cabinetry

There are two types of cabinet construction to consider when choosing styles for your cabinets: Framed or European Frameless cabinetry. Both provide a multitude of design possibilities and each has their own unique advantages. Here are some things to consider as you decide which type of cabinet construction is best for you.


Framed Cabinetry

American cabinet manufacturers have traditionally built cabinets using a frame construction. In this type of cabinet construction, the rails and stiles form a 1-1/2 inch face “frame” at the front of the cabinet box. This frame resembles a flat picture frame that is attached to the door front, giving added dimension to the door front.


  • The cabinet doors are secured to the frame for strength and sturdiness.
  • Adjustable hinges, but not always
  • Partial and full overlay, as well as inset cabinet doors
  • Many design possibilities for creating a customized look
  • Flexibility to create more of a “furniture” look

Frameless Cabinetry

Frameless cabinet construction is a European way of manufacturing cabinets that has become popular among American homeowners seeking simple, more contemporary cabinet designs. Frameless cabinetry is sometimes called “full access” cabinetry because it offers greater accessibility by eliminating the face frame. Instead, it relies on thicker box construction for stability. Only full-overlay doors can be used, with hinges attached directly to the sides of the cabinet box.


  • Cabinets do not have a face frame attached to the front of the cabinet box
  • Flat door and drawer fronts, providing a sleek, simple aesthetic
  • Do not have a center stile coming down in the middle of the two cabinet doors
  • Easier access to the items inside
  • More storage space
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Drawers tend to be larger

Caring for your cabinetry is easy. We’ll show you how.

  • “We first contacted Colonial Craft Kitchens with just some basic ideas for a new kitchen. The staff at Colonial Craft Kitchens were very helpful, yet patient with us and began the process of developing our kitchen in a kind and professional manner. They allowed us to determine the timing of the process and walked us through at our own pace. They met with us several times in order for our ideas to develop into specific plans, and never rushed us into deciding anything. Their fully equipped showroom was very helpful in providing ideas for our kitchen, as well as the experience the staff members provided. (more…)

    Jim & Becky

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania

  • “We have worked with and for Colonial Craft Kitchens on numerous projects. They work for the best of the best and are professional from the top down when it comes to custom cabinets. I would and do recommend this company to anyone looking for great cabinet craftsmanship.”

    H&M Glass

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

  • “We hired Colonial Craft to redesign our kitchen as part of a whole house renovation. We were so impressed with the quality of their product and the design ideas they proposed that we had them provide new cabinetry for the entire house including bathroom cabinetry, built-in television centers for our master bedroom and family room, and a hideaway unit. We worked with Nora on the design and we were incredibly happy with the process.


    C & T

    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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