The Shaker2Go Process
How we produce your custom shaker doors
Step 1 Measure
Before we can make your custom shaker doors we need accurate measurements for your kitchen cabinets or wardrobes.
Please call us on 01233 820764 if you need guidance with taking correct measurements or check out our complete door measuring guide here.
Don't forget you will also need to take measurements for us to drill holes for your hinges.
Step 2 Place Your Order Online
Once you have your measurements you are ready to start your order. Browse our wide range of doors and accessories on the Shaker2Go website to get started.
Select your style, thickness, finish and add doors to your basket to build your order. Don't forget to also choose your hinges and handles.
If you're ordering for your kitchen then you may also want to specify end panels, plinths, cornices and pelmets.
We can also cut angled door tops if this is required for your project.
Step 3 We manufacture your doors
Each shaker door starts life as a manufactured sheet of a special material called MRMDF, which is the professional brother of MDF.
MRDF stands for Moisture Resistant Medium Density Fibreboard, and is a more stable, dense, smoother and easier to finish material than standard MDF. We use this material as it provides an outstanding paint finish, on all edges without furring, and its moisture resistant properties make it the best candidate for general household cabinetry.
Firstly we cut the sheets into the width of the shaker rails required for your shaker door. These rails are then sanded on any cut face to make sure your bespoke shaker door is smooth ready for painting.
The next step is cutting these rails for the shaker door from these rips of material. These lengths create the framing around the central panel on any shaker door. Next we cut the central panel which will sit inside a channel which we cut into each rail of the shaker door. All of these components are then given final sanding before glue up of the shaker door in the assembly shop.
Once glue is applied, we clamp the shaker door in our state of the art pneumatic clamping table and use a wood welder to completely cure the glue. The door is then removed and sent to the next area of our workshop for sanding.
Please note, all of this process is done by hand and not by machine. These are handmade shaker doors.
The doors in your order will be provided without hinge drilling as standard. If you would like hinge holes to be drilled for you, then there is an option on the product page which will need to be selected in order for your doors to be supplied hinge drilled.
Our priming service uses state of the art airless pumps to ensure we get maximum coverage on your doors. We only charge a small fee for priming to try and keep our prices affordable, but it gives you a head start for your finishing process, be it at home or on site. The primer is applied in two thick coats on each side of the door. The edges also receive two coats. The aim of providing this service, is to take the difficulty away from the initial priming/undercoat process. This means that we can get a good lick of primer into all of the corners, nooks etc, leaving you with the easier part of the job.
Please note: Your door will not be ready to topcoat/paint upon delivery - The door will be primed, however it will not be sanded after this process. You will only need to lightly sand the door to flat off the roughness in preparation for the top coat, as would be standard procedure for any primer. We do this so that if there are any handling marks during transit or even packaging, that they can be sanded on the prep sand on site/project and also so that you can make sure the door is sanded to your own personal preference on site.
You may in some circumstances find an area of the door with thicker primer than other areas. This is due to the nature of the primer itself. We use a high-build filler primer, designed to be built up. If we discover a small scratch in the door once it is in the spray booth, we will use the filling properties of this special primer to fill the scratch. If we did not do this, we would have to delay the door/order until the door had been through the whole re-finishing process again.
Step 4 Packing
We take great care in packing our doors and products before sending them out to our customers - using 8 different packing materials on each door!
We protect all 4 corners of the doors with hard shell ABS corners, and then surround these with a shock absorbing foam protector. The edges of the doors are protected by hard pack formed and folded card.
We wrap the door with two skins of single ply corrugated card. Shrink wrap is used to promote easier handling/grip of the parcel.
The time-lapse video below shows how much care goes into packing our products.
Step 5 Delivery
The delivery of your shaker door is made via pallet or small package, depending on the size of the order.
Please note:Your doors will leave the factory in pristine condition. All of our products are fully insured during transit but must be checked at the time of delivery and any flaws reported immediately so claims for damage in transit can be made.
If you require a Saturday delivery, please contact us with your enquiry.