Describes one of our most popular and useful cabinet options, the Extended Stile (built in filler)

8 thoughts on “Extended Stile: What is it & Why Do You Need It?

  1. It looks like there is a custom length option now, perhaps since the video was made. Option CSEXT allows you to specify the extended length to be between 1/4″ and 3″ in 1/16″ increments.

    1. That video was shot about 7 years ago, 5 years before the custom extended stile option became available. We are well aware of that awesome option as it was at our urging over several years that finally got Conestoga to add it to their offering.

  2. Brian:

    how do you scribe an extended still on the face front with a tall cabinet that ( as you recommend) has to be build in place standing up?

    1. Hey Liam, thanks for your question. One method is that you could dry-fit the front frame onto the cabinet, determine how it needs to be trimmed, then remove the front frame (just tap it off) and trim it using a circular or table saw. If you trim it at a 45-degree angle (back-bevel), you can then quickly touch-sand the edge for final in-place adjustment. Feel free to reach out to your Cabinet Coach for further clarification. Thx!

  3. What happens at the underside of a wall cabinet with an extended stile? The void will be open to the bottom, right? What’s the best way to fill that in?

    1. Hey Gavin, thanks for your question! You are correct, there will be a void behind the extended stile. This is commonly not ‘filled in’ as the underside of the wall cabinets is often not visible from a standing perspective. If you are concerned about covering it, your best bet would be to cover the entire cabinet bottom with an applied panel. If you would like more clarification, your Cabinet Coach can talk through possible solutions with you. Thanks!

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