Whilst each 1909 door style is different, presenting a wealth of design possibilities, there are intrinsic parallels which run throughout: quality, meticulous attention to detail and a timeless, quintessentially British feel.
In this Journal post, we will be exploring the different door options we offer in the 1909 collection, so you can choose the best detailing for your new kitchen, creating a design that’s tailored perfectly to your style and space.
1909 Door Styles
Much of 1909’s beauty comes from it’s crisp, smooth painted finish, and at its core, 1909 has three door styles: the perennially classic Shaker, the detailed Ovolo Shaker, and the contemporary Slab, all built within a traditional, in-frame construction.
However, the Shaker doors can also be designed with additional beading options to create three extra door styles; Half Pencil & Scalloped, Quarter Round and Georgian.
All of our door styles work equally well on their own or combined to create a style unique to you. They provide a beautiful canvas, from which they can be finished with an extensive palette of stunning colours and handles, resulting in a truly individual kitchen, from cleverly detailed opulence, to simple, understated sophistication.
Shaker, Ovolo, Slab, Half Pencil & Scalloped, Quarter Round or Georgian– which is the door for you? Discover all you need to know about our doors below so you can decide which best suits your tastes and kitchen style.
The classic Shaker door
The Shaker door is a timeless classic that works equally as well within a traditional or modern home. The style is the core chassis on which 1909 kitchens are created, with a solid alder outer frame, a solid alder door frame and and a paper faced MDF centre panel. It can be used in its purest form, or customised with four optional bead profiles for an ornate look, and is available in sanded or paint-to-order in a smooth matt painted finish.
The Quarter Round Linear door design with a smooth, inverted beading on the top and bottom of the centre panel:
As our most intricate beading option, the Georgian door design combines classical styling with embellished detailing, whilst remaining understated and graceful:
Our Half Pencil & Scalloped door shares the intricacy of the Georgian beading but inverted for a sophisticated edge that works perfectly in a period kitchen:
The Ovolo detailed door
The Ovolo family has an intricate frame design with an extra element of detail compared to the classic Shaker. With a solid alder outer frame, solid alder door frame and a paper faced MDF centre panel, it can be used in its purest form or embellished with four optional bead profiles. Available in sanded or paint-to-order in a smooth matt painted finish.
The standard Ovolo door with outer-frame detailing:
Quarter Round Linear, Quarter Round, Half Pencil & Scalloped and Georgian are all beading options available in the Ovolo door design to bring an extra intricate detail to your kitchen.
The Ovolo door with Georgian beading:
The contemporary Slab door
The clean, linear style of our Slab door makes it perfect for compact, modern spaces. A solid alder outer frame with paper faced MDF slab door, this range should only be used in it’s purest form and cannot be beaded or notched as per Shaker and Ovolo. Available in primed or paint-t0-order in a smooth matt painted finish.
The linear Slab door in its purest form:
The simple form of the Slab door allows for flowing and elaborate layouts, even on a relatively modest footprint. Blending different levels, colours and shapes, makes for a slick and inviting look that would work in any setting.
This clean, linear style never overshadows other design elements, such as flooring, tiling, or surfaces and its neat simplicity makes it perfect for more compact spaces.
Which is the 1909 door style for you?
Have we helped you narrow down your 1909 door choices? Check out our fully styled kitchen sets and explore our door offering further on the 1909 website.
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