ARaised Paneldesign is a more formal design, used predominantly in traditional style cabinetry. In a raised panel, the cabinet is made up of a center panel and an outer rim or overlay. The center panel is carved on the edges which yields a raised center. The edges slope backward to the edges with a variety of profiles based on the cutter heads used. The entire effect is to make the cabinet door look as though it was carved out of a single, large plank, and it’s often subtly decorative in style.