Beading on traditional kitchen cabinets

by Olga Alexandru

We’re seeing a massive resurgence in requests for beading from our clients. Perhaps it’s related to the rejection of a minimalist aesthetic or a desire to make the kitchen more homely, either way beading is back! It has been a feature of manor and country houses in the past bringing to mind old country charm. It is a perfect choice for heritage and listed buildings as it helps retain the original character of the house. It’s available in the frame or in the door of a cabinet. Here is a breakdown of the two most buy generic lamisil common types of beading for kitchen cabinets:


Don’t let the name scare you, it’s a fancy way of saying convex curve moulding.

Oak shaker kitchen painted in Paper & Paints. Ammonia stained oak worktop, Belfast farmhouse sink and white metro tiles

Here the ovolo moulding is on the frame of the cabinets.


This is a concave moulding. Imagine the shape of a wave.

Detail of oak island worktop with beading and moulding and varnished knob

Here is an example of ogee moulding on both the frame and the door:

Detail of oak island in Farrow and Ball Tallow with tongue and groove end panel


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