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Which Kitchen Hinges? 

08/10/16


Q:  Which kitchen hinge should I use? Which kitchen hinge is the best? Which kitchen hinge is for me?


A:  So there are two main types of kitchen hinge or wardrobe hinge.  There is the softclose hinge and standard hinge.

A standard hinge is basically the same as a softclose hinge, however it doesn't have the added benefit of a damper within the hinge to slow down the closing motion of the door.  

A softclose hinge has the benefit of a damper.  This means you can slam the door and it won't bang.  Our softclose hinges on the Hardware Page are the best quality around.  They are adjustable so that you can change the amount of 'soft close' the door features.  This is particularly useful if you have a shaker wardrobe door for instance, you can make the soft close stronger to match the weight of the door.

Another handy DIY tip for wardrobe door hinges, when you have 3 hinges per door, is to use a pair of softclose hinges, and a single standard hinge.  Some wardrobe fitters have found that three softclose hinges on a wardrobe door can often prevent the door from closing fully.  By replacing the third wardrobe hinge from softclose to standard, they could still benefit from the softclose function, but could also save a little money per door using this method.  It does not affect quality at all.




Beautiful Shaker Wardrobe

13/09/16


A great way to use our shaker doors.  This shaker wardrobe was once a tired old pine louvre wardrobe.  Our client measured their existing doors, and the hinge positions for each hole.  When their shaker wardrobe doors arrived, all they had to do, was remove the old doors (by unscrewing the hinge from the door, leaving it screwed into the cabinet) and then install their new shaker doors.
It is such a simple process, and we are constantly amazed at how people put our shaker doors to use.
You can see in this photo, that the client has used 4mm mirror in their shaker wardrobe doors.  To do this, simply measure the panel size, and subtract about 3mm from the height and the width.  This is the size of mirror you will need to order.
The best way to affix a mirror to a shaker wardrobe door, is to lay the shaker door down on a flat, clean surface (carpet usually) and use mirror adhesive.  
Read the instructions on the mirror adhesive first and use accordingly.  Once the adhesive has cured as per the instructions, re-hang your shaker wardrobe door and hey presto! You have succeeded.
We would love to see more photos of our shaker doors in your homes.  Please email them to: info@shaker2go.co.uk







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replacing kitchen cupboard doors with shaker doors

Replacement Shaker doors for Kitchens

Published on 25th May 2016

Replacing a whole kitchen is expensive and time consuming. Why not just replace the doors and create a beautiful designer kitchen for a fraction of the price. All our doors are handmade to order in the UK.

The absolute charm of a British-made Shaker kitchen is its distinctive square frame design and timeless appeal. Making the Shaker kitchen a true British classic. You won’t find exaggerated curves, intricate carvings or superfluous decoration in a Shaker-style kitchen — the emphasis is on practicality and durability. With a range of features and design options the Shaker2Go Shaker kitchen doors can be custom ordered to suit any taste or need.

designer shaker kitchen cabinet, replacement doors

The Shaker Kitchen is well known for being versatile and is at home in almost any setting. Whether a country cottage or a city dwelling the Shaker Kitchen integrates seamlessly. In any respect, whether you would like a contemporary style kitchen or perhaps a more traditional type, our Shaker kitchens can be designed and custom-made to fit your requirements.

Our Shaker kitchen is available with out without a primed finish and can be mixed and matched according to your tastes and requirements.

Simply choose which style door you would like and start to build your own quote by using our online calculator. Each door is made to measure and perfect for creating your very own unique kitchen at the heart of your home.

We want our clients to be able to access the bespoke shaker kitchen look, without the shaker kitchen price tag.


To cost up your doors now, simply select the style you want and take it from there.

If you would like more information on our range of Shaker Doors for Kitchens, please email us on info@shaker2go.co.uk or call on 01233 220 311.


What is a shaker door?

Published on 18th April 2016

Shakers was a religious act founded in the 18th Century, in England. Originally known as "Shaking Quakers" and their simple living, architecture, innovations and furniture. The Shaker style is distinctive, with a clean and simple approach, giving us a timeless product.

Shaker furniture was made for functionality and longevity, without the need for carvings and etched designs, Shaker cabinets and doors offer a minimalist and contemporary look whilst providing functionality and a stunning finished look.

Shakers valued open living space that was clutter free and simplistic, they believed that every object in the home should have a function. These underlying rules of Shaker design have lead to some of the finest designs of modern furniture. Our own Shaker style doors, have been designed with these principles in mind. We offer a simple panelled door, with clean lines and balanced proportions providing timeless charm that will always be in fashion. Like all of our designs, our Shaker doors come either with or without primer and can be hand painted by yourself, in any colour.

plain shaker door

From made to measure kitchen doors to bespoke wardrobe doors, we produce a large variety of sizes.

Shaker2go has been designed to bring simplicity to the world of door replacement. We want our clients to be able to access the bespoke shaker kitchen look, without the bespoke shaker kitchen price tag

We do not use computer controlled machines, or automated machinery like most of the shaker door manufacturers out there. 

Simple machines are used to aid the process, but the material is 100% handled by human hands, and the cutting and finishing of every component is done by hand.

Each door is hand-made in the UK, we do not let sub-standard products leave our workshop.


We use a type of MRMDF branded as Medite®. One of the most important benefits to Medite® is its sustainability. This material is made from 100 percent recycled materials, and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as a sustainably harvested wood product.

If you would like more information on our range of Shaker Doors, please email us on info@shaker2go.co.uk or call on 01233 220311.