What is a Reverse Bevel? | Definition of a Reverse Bevel - Apex Granite Outlet

Reverse bevel is a type of edge profile used in kitchen cabinets and other woodwork. It is a variation of the standard beveled edge, which features an angled cut on the top and bottom edges of a piece of wood. In a reverse bevel, the angle is flipped, with the cut on the top edge sloping downward and the cut on the bottom edge sloping upward. This creates a distinctive, V-shaped groove along the edge of the cabinet or other woodwork. Reverse bevel edges can be used on both solid wood and composite materials like MDF and plywood.

Reverse bevel edges have several benefits in kitchen cabinets. First, they offer a unique and modern look that can set a kitchen apart from others with more traditional edge profiles. The V-shaped groove can add visual interest to the cabinet and create a shadow effect that highlights the wood grain or finish. Additionally, the angle of the edge can make it easier to open and close cabinets, as it provides a grip for fingers or hands. This can be particularly helpful for people with limited mobility or grip strength.
While reverse bevel edges can be visually appealing and functional, they may not be the best choice for every kitchen.

Because the V-shaped groove is angled, it can collect dust and debris more easily than a flat edge. This means that reverse bevel edges may require more frequent cleaning than other edge profiles. Additionally, the sharp angles of the V-groove can be more prone to damage and chipping than a rounded or beveled edge. For this reason, reverse bevel edges may not be the best choice for high-traffic areas or households with young children or pets that may accidentally bump or scratch the cabinets.