Walnut veneer drawer box

Usually we make drawer boxes out of 12mm thick Birch Ply which makes for a robust drawer.

Sometimes for the look of a project we offer walnut veneer. This is a 0.5mm thick veneer bonded to 12mm thick MDF and sealed all round so you get the full Walnut look but with the stability of MDF. With a total thickness of 13mm, this material works with both Blum Standard 430 and Blum Movento drawer runners.

Mirrored bathroom cupboard in white MFC

Mirrored bathroom unit

The mirror is bonded to the door with mirror adhesive.

mirrored cabinet

You notice that the mirror is a tick smaller than the door so there are no sharp edges to catch.

If you are within the M25, we can arrange sourcing of the mirror as well as the bonding to the door.

If you’re further afield or you’d like to do the job yourself, bring your door into a local glazier for them to cut mirror glass to size. Either ask them to bond the mirror or acquire some mirror adhesive:


Tall sloping ceiling cupboard

Tall sloping ceiling cupboard

Here the client chose Cordoba Olive for the tall and deep floor to (sloping) ceiling cupboard. Tip-on modules on drawer units and doors create a clean look. The cupboard comprises of several large units.

The bottom part of the cupboard is divided between a large cupboard area with shelves behind 2 doors to the left. And 4 large tip-on drawers, with varying depth, getting bigger from top to bottom, large enough to hold big toys.

The upper part of the cupboard comprises of several shelving units behind tip-on doors, as well as a large cubby hole type space, large enough to hold a good sized TV screen.

The doors of the top cabinets are all hinged on the right. Hinging on the left would mean that the doors would hit the ceiling on being opened.

The top door near the wall features 155degree hinges, so to allow the doors to open wide, for easy access.

Which material is good for wardrobes?

Often people will ask us which is the best material for making wardrobes.

The short answer is:

“The best material to use for fitted wardrobes is 18mm thick Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC)”

0Wardrobe in white MFC comprising two sets of hanging space and a central cabinet with shelves

We can make your wardrobes in a wide range of materials ranging from MDF to real wood veneers to high gloss acrylic. What makes MFC ‘best’?

Short answer again:

  • appearance
  • quality
  • cost

But I want my wardrobes in real wood!

Real wood is used to a much lesser extent in fitted furniture. This is because

  • real wood is expensive
  • it needs finishing (varnish etc)
  • it can move/bend if used in solid pieces.

Wood movement can be mitigated by using real wood veneers with an MDF core. But even then the relative increased cost and the need for finish means MFC is preferred.

Tambour kitchen cupboard door

A tambour door is one that rolls up. This is an ideal solution for a cupboard with items which are frequently used during cooking or baking as content is accessible whilst the door is up – without a door being in the way. Once the tambour door is down, all is hidden and out of sight.

A tambour door works well as well as a door for a wall-hung unit that comes right down on  to the worktop – i.e. toaster or kettle on the worktop are quickly hidden behind the roll-up door for a clean-look kitchen counter.

Spray painted kitchen cupboards with oversailed doors

In this project the doors for the wall-hung kitchen units were designed with oversailed doors.

Oversailing means the doors are longer than the carcass. The usual reason to oversail the door is to create a finger pull area on a wall mounted cabinet.
Oversailing door with aluminium profile

A lighting strip has been fitted to the underneath of the cabinet and to finish it off neatly an aluminium profile hides the cables.

Door longer than carcass

Taller door than carcass

Oversailing  can also be used at the top of the door to hide something.

In this kitchen unit there is a steel beam and the oversailed door has a cutout.

Cut-out to allow for steel beam

Denim blue walk-in wardrobe

Anna in Guildford designed this 890kg contemporary walk-in wardrobe. It features Winchester Oak carcasses from Egger (H1381 ST11) and Denim Blue (U540 ST9) frontages.

It comprises of 9 separate cabinets.