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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

Malton oak effect shaker mdf kitchen door

Bewsey

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

The doors but not the drawers have the v grooves. The doors and drawer fronts are 18mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 9mm and is sloped inwards on this door style.

 

Bewsey shaker foil wrapped mdf shaker 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

 

 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

 Stanbury mdf shaker door

Farnhill

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

The doors and drawer fronts are 18mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 8mm

 

 Farnhill mdf shaker door

Millington

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 10mm

 Millington foil wrapped mdf shaker door

Solid wood shaker kitchen doors – more expensive

 

Marsden Beaded

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

The doors and drawer fronts are 20mm thick.

The centre panel is recessed by 10mm

Bewsey shaker foil wrapped mdf shaker door

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

 

 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

 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.

 Silsden solid wood shaker kitchen door

 

Buckton

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 5mm

 Buckton solid wood shaker kitchen

Marsden

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

 Marsden 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 doors PDF

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