Cabinet Door Styles
Here are JUST A FEW of the possibilities for wood or “wood look” cabinet doors…
Here are some options for paint-grade cabinet doors …
There are 5 key elements to determine the cabinet door style:
- The basic profile of the door eg. slab, shaker (recessed panel), raised panel
- The details of the door profile eg. a shaker door with a 90 degree inside profile, a shaker door with a 30 degree inside profile, a slab door with square edges
- The material(s) that the door is made from eg. MDF, wood (which species ie. maple, alder, VG fir, rift cut oak, cherry, etc), engineered / laminate
- The colour / grain pattern
- The finish
Some of these go hand-in-hand. For example; an engineered slab door will have a 90 degree edge profile (dictated by the nature of the material) & will not require additional finishing (no stain or clear coat) as that’s the purpose of it being “engineered”. In contrast; a vertical grain (VG) fir shaker door may have a stain and a clear-coat finish applied to darken and protect the natural wood. Further; an MDF door doesn’t have any grain pattern and is used for paint-grade (solid colour) doors.
You can then incorporate elements such as glass panels, alter the width of shaker door frame if you wish a wider look, make the panel from slats as opposed to one solid panel for a more farmhouse / rustic look.
Here are just a few of the cabinet door styles we have made for previous clients … if you like the look of one of these then that’s fantastic, otherwise there are a multitude of other options once we understand the look you are after. There are often new products coming to the market so we can help guide your design aesthetic.