This is about choosing the right materials that will look and perform in the right ways across your doors, cabinets and frames: dovetailing durability with design.

Whilst there’s a comfortable, historic charm about the natural warmth and beauty of solid wood thanks to its unique graining and rustic details, it is a timeless material that can be cleverly positioned in the most contemporary of settings.

It can easily set off a wide selection of accompanying worktop, handle, flooring and tiling materials, whilst providing a natural way of incorporating texture thanks to its delicate imperfections.

It can embrace classic curves and carvings to create decorative period features and is hard to beat when it comes to a blank canvas for coordinating painted colour.

But remember that not all wood is good; not all wood performs the same and sadly not all wood is specified with due care and respect for the environment.

At Burbidge, we carefully specify our timbers with sustainability in mind, as well as a discerning eye on exactly where and how they will be used within the kitchen space. As our forefathers so passionately taught us, it’s vital that form, function and material exist in harmony.

This is about choosing the right materials that will look and perform in the right ways across your doors, cabinets and frames: dovetailing durability with design.

For the cabinets, prime cut European oak veneer is applied to a plywood substrate and sealed with with a water based matt lacquer for a lustrous and durable surface finish. Cabinetry can be enhanced further when painted in coordinating – or contrasting – paint colours elevating daily storage into feature pieces that deliver on both function and display terms.

The cabinet doors in our Kitchen Makers kitchen ranges are crafted from 23mm thick European ash framing that is mortice and tenon jointed for the strongest possible construction. An MDF painted centre panel provides stability to this painted product and a smoother overall appearance. The door is precisely set within an ash outer frame. You may not know much about ash, but as timber crafting experts, trust us when say that it absolutely is the perfect timber for a painted kitchen. The beauty of the grain in this European

hardwood takes paint in a uniquely consistent way enhancing the individuality of every piece of furniture.

Good looks are one thing, but what about the performance. Again, trust us that the density of this hardwood is tough enough to resist all that this hard-working multifunctional room faces on a daily basis, without marking and bruising in the way more commonly used tulipwood can.

And talking of hard-working, the materials we use in your kitchen’s drawers are just as well specified, being constructed from solid European Oak, dovetail jointed for beauty and strength. A sleeker, more contemporary option is the precision steel Blum Legrabox drawer.

To give you extra reassurance that you’re making the right decision and putting your trust in expert hands, your Burbidge Kitchen Makers furniture carries with it a comprehensive 10-year guarantee.

In the unlikely event that a defect arises through proven material failure, then Burbidge guarantees to make good or replace the particular pieces affected.

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