A slab door is a cabinet door that features a completely flat panel without any raised or recessed features; its often referred to as a flat panel door.
A slab door can be used within an ‘in-frame’ context – where the door is hung within a door frame or within a ‘lay on’ context, where the door sits over the front 4 edges of the cabinet.
The slab door can be used in a traditional context, particularly when applied to an in-frame approach with a traditionally mounted knob or handle. Alternatively, an altogether more contemporary or modern approach can be achieved with a handless design combined with exciting finishes to include unusual or bold paint colours or timber / veneer effects.
A handless slab door lends itself to modern European, furniture designs where clean fuss free surfaces help to achieve a linear, minimalist design. In these instances, doors can be opened via a ‘push to open’ door mechanism or an integrated / concealed handle design such as a ‘J’ pull built into the doors top edge or a ‘scalloped’ handle where a finger recess has been built into the leading edges of the doors.
At the Real Kitchen Co. we offer both in-frame and lay-on slab door furniture designs in traditional and contemporary styles.