The simple flat frame, flat panel door and slab drawerfront – usually described as ‘Shaker’ by the mainstream kitchen trade.
Simple but versatile – add knobs for a country kitchen feel or bar handles for a more contemporary look.
This is an example of in-frame format. The door and drawerfront are inset within a face-frame.
Flat frame can be decorated with lamb’s tongue edge moulding for Victorian and Edwardian settings.
There are many ways to dress framed joinery:- cockbeading, raised and fielded panels, mullions, carving, inlays, laser-cut panels. You can work with your designer to develop your own special style.
Even simpler – the slab door – a piece of birch multiply. We can choose pieces with good grain and finish with lacquer. Or, we can paint in low sheen acrylic eggshell – robust traditional colours or sophisticated neutrals – it can always be changed later on.
Here the doors are in lay-on or overlaid format. There is no face frame. The door is mounted on the front of the cabinet.
We love melamine – especially Formica – but only when it’s bonded onto good birch ply – a virtually bombproof combination – think of all those tables in primary schools which have withstood the rigours of time and generations of children.
Cornice & Trim
There are at least three different cornice profiles available and a wealth of other detail such as scrolled end panels, brackets, pilasters, plate racks and wine racks.