Tips and hints

Mouldings on Shaker Doors

Different Thicknesses of door vs Decorative and Quadrant mouldings

(quadrant may also be referred to as 'Glass Bead' in some areas of the website)

With our decorative molding doors and quadrant (glass bead) moulding doors becoming more and more popular with clients, we want to show the differences between the mouldings.  The quadrant only works with a 22mm thick shaker door, in tulip or MDF.  The decorative moulding works with both 18 and 22mm MDF or tulip shaker doors.

Decorative moulding:

Below is two pictures showing the difference in appearance of the decorative mold on different thicknesses of the shaker doors we produce, with 18mm first, and then 22mm second:

Well what's the difference?

The only difference between the two is how the moulding sits in relation to the recess of the door.  With our 18mm shaker doors the recess is 4.5mm and the moulding protrudes ever so slightly past the front of the door.  With the 22mm shaker door the moulding sits well in the recess becasue of the increaed thickness.  The recess in a 22mm door is around 9mm.

Quadrant Moulding:

With the quadrant moulding, we can only supply this set in a 22mm door.  The size of the actual moulding is around 6x6mm, and so you can work out that it will not it within the 4.5mm recess of the 18mm door.  Here is a photo of the 22mm quadrant mould door setup, the image shows both mouldings but we will focus on the quadrant mould:

What is the quadrant mould for?

Lots of our clients were confused when we called this moulding a glass bead.  The name glass bead was simply the name for the beading that is used here, however this was causing misleading results with some clients expecting this door to be ready for glazing, which it is not.  So we have/ar in the process of changing the name to quadrant mould.  The door will still be a panelled shaker door, but will definitely not be able to be glazed.  


Hopefully this will clear the fog surrounding the setups on these kinds of doors, and how the finished articles will look.  If you need any more information please feel free to email us with your contact details and we will call you to discuss further.


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Tips and hints

Which Kitchen Hinges?

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

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.

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