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Made in England and delivered across the UK by Handmade Kitchens of Christchurch Ltd

Cabinet Construction

Over the past 16 years we have developed what we believe to be the best combination of construction methods and materials.

We use top quality materials including Tulipwood which is in our opinion the best wood to use for a painted kitchen because of its combination of strength, stability and flat painted finish. The construction methods we use include properly jointed mortise and tenoned 5 piece doors, and our drawers are made with traditional dovetail joints at the front and back.

You will see from our “TV and Magazine Features” web page that our customer’s kitchens are often featured in national home magazines alongside kitchens from those much more  expensive companies.

 

Carcass: We usually make our carcasses using 18mm real oak veneer/mdf. The real oak veneer interior is beautiful and can be varnished or oiled, depending on your choice. Each part is screwed and glued together. This gives probably the strongest join possible.

 

 

Front Frame: The best cabinets have a separate front frame that is constructed then fixed to the carcass.

Our cabinets have a separate solid Tulipwood front frame that is screwed and glued under pressure to ensure it is square. The frame is then screwed and glued to the carcass with hidden screws so there are no screw marks visible.

 



Doors: Our doors are made in the traditional way with 5 separate pieces, (2x stiles, 2 x rails, 1 x panel) which are then put together with morticed and tenoned joints.



Hinges & Door Catches: Hinges are a key component of your kitchen. On this shopping cart our cabinets come with chrome finished solid brass butt hinges, which are skillfully rebated into the door. This ensures the doors will not drop over time. Our catches are chrome magnetic catches.

 

 

Drawers: All of our drawers boxes are made in the traditional way in solid oak with proper dovetail joints. This means they will last for years. Thanks to the way we make our drawers and the quality of our soft close drawer runners, our drawers have a massive 40kg weight capacity.

Spec Sheet: The cabinets available on this shopping cart are listed in the  Tulipwood/MDF with Oak Veneer Carcass column of our spec sheet here:  Spec Sheet