Bespoke Kitchens Manchester – The Devil’s In The Detail (Part 2)
November 13, 2013
Bespoke Kitchens Manchester
What Makes A Real Difference?
Much time goes into the planning of bespoke kitchens Manchester, the visuals look great and you are keen to see your kitchen finished, this article highlights the attention to detail that is going to make a huge difference to the completed look of new bespoke kitchens Manchester. The word bespoke is very over used; however for that sake of this article I going to indulge in the use of bespoke kitchens Manchester. So I make no apology for it.
As with most things in life, it is attention to detail that is the difference between bespoke kitchens Manchester and mass produced. The question is not how much will it cost? But how much of an impression do you want to create?
Bespoke Kitchens Manchester – Bookmatched
This is one of the differences between an off the shelf kitchen and one handmade. bookmatched items are usually only done on luxury and individual items like Bentley or expensive musical instruments and usually they are veneered. When done in solid material the effect is created by cutting from one piece of wood. This looks great when you have to door frames next to each other.
The end result is the effect that the grain is mirrored that is where the term “bookmatched” comes from, in effect looking like an open book. It is the definitive difference between luxury and mass produced. Bookmatched would also mean when it is cut from the same piece of wood so that the grain carries through from one frame to the next.
Bespoke Kitchens Manchester – Dovetail Joint
A tightly fighting joint in the shape of a ‘dovetail’ to join two pieces of wood this is typically found in more expensive drawers. A dovetail joint is another sign of a well-made luxury piece of furniture.
Bespoke Kitchens Manchester – Scribing or Coping
This is the term for the skill of making clean joint between intersecting members, or in simple terms, where two surfaces meet at a right angle to each it is the cut that is made to make the joining surfaces seem seamless.
Coping is often used on skirting so instead of mitring the joints of the skirting this joint is effectively the negative of the opposing surface or the profile of the skirting. This is also referred to as a fish mouth joint or saddled joint.
Too often I see bespoke kitchens Manchester finished and not scribed in. Leaving unsightly gaps where the units finish against a surface. This is a sign of poor fitting, when done well you should not be able to tell which surface has been cut to make it work. Too often bad scribing is covered up with silicone or filled when in actual fact when done correctly it is not necessary to fill the gap.
Bespoke Kitchens Manchester – Marquetry
This is the art of applying piece of veneer to create a pattern or picture often seen in furniture of decorative boxes there are some beautiful examples of this within the luxury furniture through the ages, this technique could be applied to bespoke kitchens Manchester to make a quite unusual feature. It can be used subtly to create an interesting feature, or can be used completely over the top to create a striking decorative panel. It can be as individual as the person. The word is derived from the middle French word meaning ‘inlaid work’
Bespoke Kitchens Manchester – Veneering
This means a thin covering of material in woodworking. A veneer is typically 1mm thick. It is when a thin sheet of wood is bonded or glued to a core material usually MDF (Multi-density Fibreboard), particle board or solid wood. Why I hear you ask would you veneer a wood?
Some people who want bespoke kitchens Manchester want a consistent colour of wood and veneering is the best way of achieving that. The alternative means a lot of waste. Wood after all is a natural product and is susceptible to colour differences. So veneer is a way of bringing the consistent colour to a piece of furniture or bespoke kitchens Manchester. It is a great way of achieving some very luxurious looks that bring individuality to your kitchen or piece of furniture.
When veneers are used it is possible to acquire some very unusual woods which ordinarily be cost prohibitive to make out of a solid material. The look of the wood can be incredibly striking, for example burr walnut, fiddle back sycamore to name a few. Making bespoke kitchens Manchester out of a solid wood and then veneering it in a more luxurious wood makes anything possible.
There are some amazing effects available but at a premium. Below are some examples of different veneers cut and matched in different ways from pie matched, to book & butt matched. This is literally endless with some many woods and so many different ways of cutting and matching. This is the epitome of luxury and seen on the finest examples of furniture but clearly out of many peoples price range. Truly rare furniture and indeed bespoke kitchens Manchester can be created this way.
bespoke kitchens Manchester to make them truly bespoke require some great finishes from being bookmatched to dovetail joints. Dovetail joints and bookmatched drawers would be the ultimate luxury combined with marquetry. If someone is looking for bespoke kitchens Manchester then they have to ask is it price they are focussed on or the finish of the bespoke kitchens Manchester.
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