What is a Butt Door?

Cabinet doors that open towards each other are known as butt doors, thus named because of the way they butt together when fully open. This term can also be used to refer to double doors not separated by a center stile. Generally speaking, butt doors are arranged so that an ⅛" of an inch of space stands between them, which offers the homeowners more standing space and more freedom to store large objects within the cabinets those doors are attached to. This style of dooring is more commonly found on smaller cabinets due to their general lack of a center stile and can also be found in vanities, bridge cabinets, and any number of small storage pieces.