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What are the shaker kitchen door differences?

 

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.

v grooves

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.

Solid wood grain

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.

Smooth painted doors

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

Malton

Is an MDF foil wrapped shaker door that looks like real oak, but it’s much cheaper than a solid oak door.

The doors as well as the drawers have the v grooves. The doors and drawer fronts are 22mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 11mm

The door frame width is 115mm

Malton oak effect shaker mdf kitchen door

Clayton

Is a smooth painted MDF shaker door with v grooves on the main door but not the drawer.

The doors and drawer fronts are 22mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 7mm

The door frame width is 105mm

 Clayton mdf shaker door

Stanbury

Is a smooth painted MDF shaker door but it does not have the v grooves on the doors.

The doors and drawer fronts are 19mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 7mm

The door frame width is 105mm

 Stanbury mdf shaker door

Solid wood shaker kitchen doors – more expensive

Bedale

is a 5 piece solid wood traditional door but this door does not have v grooves and gives a very smooth seamless look.

The doors and drawer fronts are 20mm thick.

The door frame width is 105mm

 Bedale solid wood shaker kitchen

Norton

Is a 5 piece solid wood shaker door but this door does not have v grooves and gives a very smooth seamless look.

The doors and drawer fronts are 20mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 10mm

The door frame width is 105mm

 Norton solid wood shaker kitchen

Linwood

Is a 5 piece solid wood shaker door with v grooves on the main door but not the drawer fronts.

The doors and drawer fronts are 20mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 7mm

The door frame width is 105mm

 Linwood solid wood shaker kitchen

Silsden

Is a 5 piece solid wood shaker door but this door does not have v grooves, giving it a smooth seamless finish.

The main door and drawers both have a raised centre panel are the doors are 20mm thick.

The door frame width is 85mm

 Silsden solid wood shaker kitchen door

Downloadable guide

Below you will find a downloadable PDF, which gives you all this information visually, in 1 handy guide. Click the image to download it.

Shaker kitchen door differences

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9 thoughts on “What are the shaker kitchen door differences?”
  • Diy Kitchens says:

    Ok

     
    February 5, 2021 at 10:59 am
  • Richard says:

    What is the width of the frame on your Shaker doors ? I am trying to match them to some existing cabinets ?

     
    June 1, 2020 at 11:23 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Richard,

      They vary depending on range. These are as below:

      Stanbury / Bedale / Clayton / Linwood / Norton all are 105mm.

      The Malton is 115mm.

      Silsden is 85mm.

       
      June 3, 2020 at 7:54 pm
  • Dave says:

    Do the doors come with the recessed circular cutout for hinges?

     
    March 1, 2020 at 10:01 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      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.

       
      March 1, 2020 at 9:10 pm
  • Charlie Buckley says:

    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,

     
    September 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      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.

       
      September 9, 2019 at 8:26 am
  • Karen says:

    How much recessed are the centre panels to the shaker doors that you sell?

     
    September 27, 2018 at 9:02 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Karen, The Linwood, Stanbury, Welton, Clayton & Harewood are recessed 7mm.
      Norton, Bedale, Ayton & Leeming are recessed 10mm.
      Malton is 11mm.

       
      September 27, 2018 at 9:03 am
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