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
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