There are seven major styles
of cabinet hinges.
Face Frame Hinges
Similar to the wrap around hinge except that
the plate that attaches to the frame attaches
on the front surface. The pin is similarly
Flush/Full Inset Hinges
Mounted to the facing sides of
the door and
the frame and allows flush mounting
The hinge attaches to the front side of the
frame but the back side of the door. This
hinge allows the door to be mounted flush
with the surface of the frame. The pin is
This hinge mounts on the back of the door
but in such a way that the door is larger
than the frame opening.
Reverse Bevel Hinges
Designed to mount reverse beveled
overlay the frame opening.
Surface Mount Hinges
This style of hinge mounts to the visible
surface of the door and the frame.
Wrap Around Hinges
These hinges are so named because
that attaches to the frame literally
around the frame. The hinge's
pin is visible,
and the hinge is mounted to the
of the frame.