Hardware that does not require cuts in the wood for hinges to be attached is referred to as no-mortise. No-mortise hardware provides a quick and easy option for installing hinges, as it eliminates the need for creating mortises. Unlike standard hinges, no-mortise hinges are thinner and leave only a small gap between the doors of cabinets. They come in both profile and interior mounted varieties and are suitable for full inlay doors as well. No-mortise hinges can be used for a variety of furniture such as doors, lids, shutters and drop leaf desks. They are available in different sizes and finishes to match various decorative styles. While brass is a popular material for no-mortise hinges, manufacturers may also make them using steel before applying the appropriate finish to reduce costs.