Inset cabinets. Another benefit.
Dust and fur!
So, I've been making face frames for my kitchen cabinets. Long story, but I have this great little tool that will bead the frames for me. Someone on the Woodworking board made it for me.
I have discovered something interesting I mentioned elsewhere, just a moment ago.
I have some cabinets that are still overlay doors. My favorites are my beaded inset, slowly replacing the overlays.
I took a couple overlay doors off today and realized that all the dust and fur in my house is falling into these cabinets.
Dust and crap fur, etc fall down. It doesn't go sideways unless there's a fan or a breeze, neither of which I have.
So all the air junk floating around my house has been sifting down between the overlay doors and the cabinets, to settle on my dishes and stuff I hide in there.
On my inset doors, everything is a lot cleaner, because dust doesn't go sideways! [epiphany of brilliance here]!
Also, all this hoo-ha about losing 3/4" of space in your inset cabinets? No. The cabinets are brought out to the 12" or 24" depth with the inset doors sitting inside that extended face frame space. Overlay doors are tacked on top of a the frame. If they stuck the inset door into a regular face frame, sure, your cabinets are 3/4" more shallow. That's why the cabinets are normally built deeper.
Did that make any sense?
But remember: inset doors means cleaner crap valuables inside your cabinets.