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Contemporary oak kitchen in MDF with oak veneer
 
CONTEMPORARY OAK KITCHENS - Washed Oak, Limed Oak and Light Oak
West Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire
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Classic natural oak kitchen with veneered flat centre panels and contemporary curved doors Classic Washed Oak Kitchen in a Contemporary Style Contemporary shaker style kitchen in natural oak Contemporary oak kitchen with horizontal grained centre panels Contemporary oak kitchen in MDF with oak veneer Contemporary oak kitchen matt vinyl worktops
B3 B4 B7 B10 EDO VAR SN4 NEF
Contemporary shaker style oak kitchen with mellow oak finish Contemporary oak kitchen in oak veneer Contemporary handmade burr oak kitchen Contemporary Oak Kitchen, Handmade Contemporary Painted Oak Kitchen
SN8 SN20 HM17 HM1 HM18 Our Model
White painted oak kitchen in oak veneer Solid oak kitchen, contemporary, and painted in colour of your choosing Modern oak kitchen in cornflower blue Washed aok kitchen, classic shaker, with contemporary curved doors Oak shaker kitchen with contemporary curved cabinet doors Contemporary oak kitchen with classic shaker features
SN23 IGN B17 B19 SN2 ORC SN6 LIM SN9 ORB
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Contemporary oak kitchens fall into two groups (a) slab door, modern kitchens and (b) contemporary traditional kitchens including Shaker Style. Both these style types are available in either unpainted or painted natural solid oak, veneer (or a mix of the two) and vinyl oak wood effect Kitchen designs come in families or sets. Depending on the finish, accessories and appliances chosen, very diffrent effects are obtained. If you're looking at a natural oak finish and interested in a painted version check with the family notation listed like LIM, ORB, VAR, NEF, ORC ,etc.

MODERN SLAB DOOR OAK KITCHEN DESIGNS - CLICK HERE
Slab door, modern oak kitchens VAR, SN4 NEF, SN20.

OTHER SHAKER & TRADITIONAL DESIGNS WITH CONTEMPORARY FEATURES.
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Note the Limed Oak and Light Oak kitchens B4 and SN2 - referred to as Washed Oak - see explanation below.

WHITE WASH
Chalk or limestone - calcium carbonate - was heated releasing carbon dioxide.
This residue was dunked in cold water which converted it into slaked lime or calcium hydroxide which was used as a preservative against wood eating bugs and applied to oak and ash timber as a white wash.

A DECORATION OR WOOD FINISH - THE LIMED EFFECT
The light coloured appearance of the oak and ash timber had an appealing distressed ‘look’ which became popular. Nowadays, kitchen manufacturers get the limed effect by various techniques, one of which is to apply a white paint which has been diluted by thinners, or by a white stain.

The limed effect on oak wood is nowadays called Washed Oak, Limed Oak, Light Oak Finish or Light Oak Patina. One of the most sought after contemporary decorative effects is the revealing or enhanced appearance of the grain or character of the wood. The Light Oak effect is particularly popular in shabby chic and country kitchens. It has an informality which melds well with a farmhouse or cottage kitchen life-style; the smell of wet dogs, cut flowers, baking bread and, of course, the sound of young children at play.

Editor's comment: The term 'light oak' really refers to the sapwood of the oak tree which is lighter in colour to the harwood core, The phrases Natural Light Oak or Light Oak Sapwood may be used to distinguish it from a Light Oak Patina or Light Oak Finish

 

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