What is a Casing?

Casing, a type of molding, refers to the wood that surrounds the doors of a cabinet. Though its function is primarily decorative, casing can also be used to hide the gap between the jamb of a door and its opening. What's more, casing also helps to keep doors and windows square to create a more cohesive and appealing design. Casing can be found in a wide variety of styles, such as clamshell, square-edge, colonial and Victorian. While any cabinet you purchase will likely come with its own casings, please be aware that they must be removed when replacing the doors of your cabinets. New casings must then be installed that fit the dimensions and style of the new doors.