Face frame has a solid
wood frame that is attached to the cabinet case, with the doors
hinges and drawer slides fasten to the face frame. Case material is
with 1/4" backs. Case sides are datoed into face frames, creating a
very sturdy cabinet.
Frameless uses thicker
case construction materials with the exposed edge of the case edge
banded in a matching material. The hinges and slides are attached
directly to inside of the cabinet case. Case sides are 3/4" sheet
goods, with 1/2" backs. Assembly is with glue and pocket screws.