What is a 1" Overlay

A cabinet overlay refers to a cabinet door or drawer that lays over the opening of the cabinet. No part of the door or drawer goes into the opening because the door or drawer is larger than that opening for an overlay cabinet. A 1" overlay refers to the amount of cabinet frame that is covered by the door or drawer. For a 1" overlay cabinet, 1" of the frame is covered up by the door or drawer when closed.