About Us

ABOUT SHAKER KITCHENS ONLINE

Shaker Kitchens Online (SKOL) have set out to supply the very best quality “In Frame” kitchen cabinetry that is available to purchase on line. The cabinetry is manufactured in the British Isles by highly skilled craftsmen to exacting standards.

We start by using high quality materials. (See also our comparison page)

CARCASSES

Our carcasses are made from 18mm furniture grade birch plywood. Plywood is stronger lighter and far more resistant to moisture than Chipboard or MDF.

Birch Plywood has an attractive real wood grain face. The whole of the carcase is then sprayed with two coats of clear lacquer producing a highly resilient cleanable surface. Cabinets are assembled using glue and screws and arrive completely assembled.

DOORS AND FRAMES

Our Doors and Frames are made from American Tulip Wood a light straight grained hardwood prized in the furniture industry for the manufacture of painted furniture.

The centre panel in the doors is made from moisture resistant MDF for stability and strength.

Door joints are Mortise and Tenon, one of the strongest woodworking joints. This joint is simple and strong and woodworkers have used it for hundreds of years.

HINGES

Our Hinges: We use a traditional “Butt” hinge on all of our doors. Once the door is fitted in the frame it will never go out of alignment.

DRAWERS

Our Drawers: Our drawers are manufactured with solid oak using dovetail joints on all four corners. These are then sprayed with two coats of clear lacquer for protection and to enhance the beautiful grain of the oak. The drawers are then mounted on the best quality soft close runners manufactured by Austrian Company Blum.

PAINT FINISH

Our Paint Finish: Our doors, frames, panels and sundries are spray primed then two coats of two pack top coat are applied in any one of the popular Farrow and Ball colours. This can be over painted once fitted if you prefer a hand painted finish.

SIZES

Our Cabinet Sizes: We offer a wide range of standard sizes in both base, wall and tall cabinets.

We also offer “Bespoke Widths” in our single and double door base cabinets as well as our single and double wall cabinets.

OUR PRINCIPALS

Unlike some other kitchen manufacturers, SKOL believes in quality first. Forget about cheaper imports (Neptune made in China) (The Shaker Kitchen Company made in Eastern Europe) We construct our cabinetry in the time honoured way using real timber and traditional British joinery methods to ensure you have a kitchen that lasts.

Whether you wish to design and fit the kitchen yourself or are working with a builder, architect or interior designer, our range of cabinets allow the utmost versatility and are equally suited to both  traditional and modern interiors.

We hope you will agree that our kitchen cabinets more than match our competitors for quality and are also priced very competitively. The first of our kitchen displays can be seen at the “National Self Build and Renovation Centre” in Swindon. The address is Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon SN5 8UB where you will be able to examine the high quality of this cabinetry.

We look forward to serving you well.