A big trend over the last few years has been to eliminate handles in cabinetry. We have custom built a few of these now, and I thought I’d explain the most straightforward way that we’ve found so far… There is an aluminum channel from Hafele routed into the cabinet boxes. It creates a recess behind the face of the cabinet box where your fingers go. It is technically two channel types: a “J” and a “C”. J at the top and C in the middle. Let me lead by saying that once you have figured this out for one job, there is nothing to it. I have included a pic of the CAD version so everyone can get a visual. Lower cabinets are almost always 30” high excluding the toe kick. “Typically” a box with three drawers will be a 6” top drawer, and then the two below it will be about 12” high. When using a C-channel, you will obviously need to make a gap for your fingers to fit into. I like 1 ¼”. We want to make the top drawer 5” here, and take that 1 ¼” from the lower two. By using the 5” high top drawer face, you can go with a standard 4” high top drawer box, so the usual silverware inserts, and organizers will fit in without issue. Moving along down in order… below the top drawer front is the middle front, then another space is carved out for the lower channel. I have You reach up for the middle face and down for the bottom face. To avoid having to reach too low for the other drawers, we made the middle 9”, and the lowest face is 13”. Still with me?! We have our parts cut by a cnc fabricator, so he was able to rout the 1 5/8” space for the top channel and the 2 ½” space for the lower channel. You don’t need a perfect cut out for these as there is a tiny flange on the front of the channel, and you cannot see behind them. Hafele sells a little tab that helps mount the channel to the cabinet, but a decent cut out and some tacky adhesive on the back works too. The cut ends are usually finished with matching caps that hafele also sells. That may seem like a lot digest, but other than the notches for the channel and the non-standard drawer faces, there is no real difference here than a typical frameless cabinet..