The shaker kitchen doors we supply do have some subtle differences in their appearance and types of materials used. So, I’ll try and be as descriptive as possible.
To start off with, it’s important to have a bit of knowledge before we dive in. So, here goes.
You will see the term “v grooves” mentioned within this article. V grooves are basically visible lines on the shaker kitchen doors where the panels meet, see the image below.
Shaker kitchen door materials
Another key difference between shaker doors are the materials used to make them (Solid wood & MDF).
Solid wood is more expensive and gives a natural grained wood finish to the door. This grain is also visible through painted versions of the solid wood door.
MDF doors don’t have the grained look (unless you go for the foil wrapped Malton oak effect door) but they do give the same shaker look and feel but with a smooth painted finish, which does look very sleek.
What are traditional kitchen doors?
Traditional style kitchen doors are very similar to shaker kitchen doors, apart from traditional doors have beading around the centre panels and can have more of a distressed look to the wood.
MDF shaker kitchen doors – cheaper
Solid wood shaker kitchen doors – more expensive
Below you will find a downloadable PDF, which gives you all this information visually, in 1 handy guide. Click the image to download it.
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What is the difference between the Malton and Linton doors? Is there a noticeable difference in the painted effect (e.g. wood grain vs textured paint)?
Hi, Malton is a foil wrapped MDF door, 22mm thick and painted to order and available in 12 colours with a wood grain effect. Linton has the same spec but is wrapped in a foil that is already coloured (not painted) and available in 5 colours.
What is the width of the frame on your Shaker doors ? I am trying to match them to some existing cabinets ?
They vary depending on range. These are as below:
Stanbury / Bedale / Clayton / Linwood / Norton all are 105mm.
The Malton is 115mm.
Silsden is 85mm.
Do the doors come with the recessed circular cutout for hinges?
Hi Dave, if you order a unit then the doors come pre drilled and attached to the unit already. If you order any separate doors for fillers etc, then these come with no drill holes. We only sell complete kitchens as well, with a minimum order value of £750. We don’t sell the doors on their own i’m afraid.
Hi, how much are the Millington door panels recessed, is this a new style? I am wondering whether it would be a cheaper but comparable to the Linwood? Also the Bewsey and Buckton?
It would be helpful for the infographic to be updated. Thanks,
Hi Charlie, the kitchens are listed below, highest price to lowest price –
Buckton (new express range) and Linwood more or less the same barring some panels and accessories and not available in Buckton
Millington (New express range. This is a foil wrapped oak effect door, similar to Malton, so not solid wood like Linwood is)
Bewsey (new express range)
The depth of each recess is below –
Buckton – 5-6mm
Linwood – 5-6mm
Millington – 10-11mm
Bewsey – 9-10mm
We are in the process of updating this page and infographic to reflect this information.
How much recessed are the centre panels to the shaker doors that you sell?
Hi Karen, The Linwood, Stanbury, Welton, Clayton & Harewood are recessed 7mm.
Norton, Bedale, Ayton & Leeming are recessed 10mm.
Malton is 11mm.