A base cabinet top (BCT) sits above the alcove cupboard doors. It is the feature that protrudes the furthest and determines the depth of the cabinet. We offer various BCT thickness and detail according to the style of the project. NOTE: The usable internal depth of the cabinet will be the BCT minus 8cm.
CNC (computer numerical control ) machining is a process we use in the manufacturing of our flat pack furniture. It involves the use of computers to control machine tools ensuring speed and more importantly, accuracy. Our alcove cabinet and wardrobe doors are manufactured only using CNC technology, Why? Because there are no joins in the frames to fail or create unsightly ‘ whisper lines’ in the doors after they have been painted.
By using CNC technology we are able to create perfect curves that cannot be replicated on site or by hand without huge expense. The curves are subtle and create a very unique detail that sets the alcove cabinets apart from a more general design.
1. Shaker doors. A popular style due to its simple design true to the Shaker principles.
2. Panel mould doors. Our most popular door also known as a Victorian Moulded door. A mitred detailed moulding is applied to a Shaker style door. This style replicates the internal doors of period properties.
3. Raised panel door. Similar to the Panel Mould door in that it replicates internal doors of the house. An Edwardian style with a detailed centre panel.
4. Ovolo mould door. This door has a convex ‘ovolo’ detail and is used in classic architecture and seen in period window joinery.
5. Ogee mould door. Used throughout the housing industry for years, this moulding is ‘ S ‘ shaped in the way it joins two curves.
6. Tongue & groove door (T&G). These are more commonly seen in cottage style properties. Vertical lines within a Shaker style frame.
7. J Handle door. A popular contemporary door style that creates very clean lines. We use this style of door to create unique looks such as the ‘Accent Door’. Oak or walnut detail behind the ‘ J ‘ detail can be used to complement oak or walnut floors in the house.
8. Flat panel door. As the name suggests this is a flat door with no detail creating a contemporary and simple look.
9. Sailing door. A door that finishes 20mm off the floor to create a very slick contemporary look. Used on our contemporary alcove cabinet doors and alcove wardrobe doors.
The double bookcase can be used to create a different look and is often used for practical reasons:
a) It enables the height adjustable shelves to be more flexible
b) If the width of the alcove is wider than usual and the intent is for the bookcase is to house books, the load can be divided into two sections to avoid sagging.
If you have a wide shelf and will be housing heavy items such as books, consider having fixed position shelves to avoid sagging. Assess the optimum distance you would like the shelves to be apart and we will set the bookcase accordingly. This option is also recommended if using shelf lights.
These cabinets appear to float in the alcove space, they are very effective and can be used on any wall whether in an alcove space or not. We supply these cabinets with all the components required to hang them.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo on a wood or wood-based product certifies it is made with, or contains, wood from FSC certified forests or from post-consumer waste. By buying FSC approved products you won't be harming the world’s forests. Our board materials are all FSC rated.
As the name suggests the floating shelves have no visible fixing such as right-angle brackets. We supply floating shelves in thicknesses from 25mm to 54mm. When choosing this option consider the thickness of the base cabinet top, it is advisable to have the same thickness to prevent the whole look appearing ’top heavy’.
Medium density fibreboard is an engineered product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres. MDF is superior to natural wood as it is extremely stable and not subject to movement or shrinkage. It also paints extremely well.
This type of alcove bookcase is mainly used where the actual alcove space is very shallow. This brings the bookcase out of the alcove space and wraps around the chimney breast allowing you to have an increased depth on the bookcase.
Used before applying top coats of paint. We offer 3 different shades of primer; white, mid-tone and dark-tone dependent on the colour choice of your cabinets. The water based primer is sprayed on to ensure a very even application.
Used with fixed position shelves, each bay created by the shelves is equally lit. If required you can specify to have only particular shelf bays lit to highlight specific items. These are supplied with a dimmer switch to create the ambient light mood required.
A spoil board sits behind our floating cabinets. It is fixed to the wall and holes can be drilled anywhere without being seen. The decorative floating cabinet board is then attached to this board to create the appearance of the cabinets floating. Markings created by the CNC machine are engraved into the spoil board to aid the installation process.
A template is supplied with alcove base cabinets only. It is the same size as the base cabinet top and enables the customer to scribe the template to the alcove space. When the customer is happy with the template fit it can be applied to the actual base cabinet top.
A thin slice of real wood used to create a solid wood effect. Veneers can be used on base cabinet tops and bookcase back panels. Veneers are finished in Oak or Walnut and can be used to complement finished flooring in the house or add design detail.
Vertical columns are added to the sides of the alcove base cupboards and alcove bookcases. Removing the columns reveals a void. This is to account for ‘wonky walls’, plug sockets, skirting and alike. Fluted lines and corner chamfers are applied to these columns to create a decorative effect.