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What are the shaker kitchen door differences? – DIY Kitchens

 

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.

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

Welton inframe effect mdf shaker door   Clayton mdf shaker door   Stanbury mdf shaker door

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.

Malton oak effect shaker mdf kitchen door

Welton

Is a smooth painted MDF shaker inframe effect door with no v grooves.

The doors and drawer fronts are 19mm thick.

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.

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.

Solid wood shaker kitchen doors – more expensive

Norton solid wood shaker kitchen   Linwood solid wood shaker kitchen
 Silsden solid wood shaker kitchen door

Bedale

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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