A question that we were recently asked was “What is cockbeading on kitchen doors and which of your doors is it available on?” Well read on to fully understand what it is, what it looks like and where it’s available.

Cockbeading appearance

Well, cockbeading is the thin beaded part (beveled lip) on the inside edge of the frame on the Helmsley inframe doors and drawers. Cockbeading gives the doors a very traditional look and feel and the beading adds additional protection to the edges. The appearance of the cockbeading is visible from the front of the frame, in which the doors sits.

Inframe cockbeading

Ayton inframe door with cockbeading

Which doors have cockbeading?

As mentioned above, cockbeading is only available on our Helmsley inframe kitchen doors, Harewood is a little different and has a square edge to the frame.

Harewood inframe door no cockbeading


Our Helmsley inframe kitchen display

This is our latest Helmsley inframe kitchen display in our showroom, which shows the cockbeading around the doors and the effect it gives.

Cockbeading inframe door

Cockbeading inframe drawer

Helmsley kitchen wall units with cockbeading


You can see all our inframe kitchen styles on our main website.


Download our mobile app

Looking for some kitchen inspiration? Take a look at some of our real customer kitchens, video reviews as well as advice in our mobile app. We’ll also keep you up to date with any new ranges and offers that we have available.

Up to 50% off competitor kitchen prices

At DIY Kitchens, not only do you get a quality rigid built kitchen but you also get it at a fabulous price too! Price your kitchen up on our site and you could see savings  of up to 50% off other kitchen quotes that you’ve had.

Take a look at our kitchen price comparison page here.

Real customer kitchens

Get some inspiration for designing your own new kitchen with over 3,000 pictures of our customers’ kitchens that they ordered from us.

Related articles

4 thoughts on “What is cockbeading?”
  • Jack Cross says:

    Is it possible to buy individual lengths of the Helmsley frame moulding? Or just the frames cut to size?
    I bought an open wall unit to construct a plate rack but it didn’t come with any frame so looks out of place installed between framed wall units. I have the same issue with my wine rack which didn’t come with a frame. Thanks

    July 12, 2021 at 11:26 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, we don’t sell frames separately unfortunately but we do sell open units in the inframe style here. If you need any further assistance on this the our sales team may be able to help on 01977 608 418.

      July 12, 2021 at 11:59 am
  • Michael Tovey says:

    can the helmsley be done without the cockbeading? Also the thinner drawers don’t have the shaker framing but the pan drawers do. is it possible to have the pan drawers without the shaker detail to match?

    June 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      We don’t offer bespoke doors, so we would not be able to offer these options. The Harewood door doesn’t come with the cockbeading. The framing on the doors also cannot be changed.

      June 14, 2021 at 6:55 am
Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.