Frameless inset possibility?
Tell me if you think this will work or if I'm totally off my rocker.
I am thinking of building my own kitchen cabinets and as a test of my patience and ability am constructing a closet organizer. I prefer the look of inset cabinets but like the utilization of space (especially with drawers) of frameless cabinets.
I think I've come up with a way to have the best of both worlds. I'd construct the box out of 3/4" ply as in frameless cabinets. The sides would have a frame of 1x for a more finished look. Over the exposed ends of the plywood, I'd then nail a 1x2 to bridge over the plywood and the 1x side panels, making it look like a traditional cabinet face frame. The only difference is the face frame is flush with the inside of the cabinet box. The face of the drawers would slide in flush with the "face frame" but maintain the full width of the cabinet box (minus room for the drawer slides).
If you can muddle through my description, do you think it'll work?