MDF Alcove Cupboards

By Thomas Matthew

At Thomas Matthew, we love MDF alcove cupboards. Don’t get us wrong, we also value the beauty of real wood too. However, to keep up with the changing times and advancements in manufacturing materials, we recognize the benefits of MDF. In fact, in many aspects, MDF outperforms traditional wooden counterparts. When it comes to manufacturing and fitting alcove units, opting for an MDF alcove cupboard is not only the best choice but also the most cost-effective one. With a wide range of designs, styles, and finishes at your disposal, we ensure that you find your perfect mdf alcove unit.

MDF Alcove Units Are Resistant To movement

All experienced carpenters understand that wood has the tendency to expand and contract over time, a characteristic that applies to both alcove cupboards and other wooden furniture. One notable advantage of using MDF for your alcoves is its resistance to such changes, as it remains flat while natural wood may flex and twist. This is partly because MDF is a man-made material that undergoes treatment and drying before processing. Consequently, the moisture content in MDF sheets is minimal. In contrast, wood often contains higher levels of moisture, which, when eventually dried out, can lead to cracking.

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Mdf alcove cupboard painted in farrow & ball hague blue

MDF Is Perfect For Painting

MDF alcove cupboards are an ideal choice for a beautifully painted finish. MDF, being a smooth and ungrained material, facilitates the creation of a flawless surface. With no knots, minimal grain raise, and zero filling, it makes the painting of mdf alcove cabinets a breeze.

Resistant To Temperature Changes

Compared to their wooden counterparts, MDF alcoves offer an additional advantage – their ability to withstand drastic temperature changes. This feature proves significant when constructing alcove cabinets on either side of a fireplace. While real wood is highly susceptible to expansion and contraction due to heat and cold, MDF maintains its structural integrity without compromise.

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Cost effective

Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is a versatile and cost-effective alternative to using real wood in furniture construction applications. MDF is created from wood shreds, particles, and fibres that are bound together with glue and pressure to form a dense yet lightweight material that can easily be cut or machined into the desired shape. Its low cost compared to other types of wood makes MDF an ideal choice for those looking for a cost-effective solution for their construction needs.

Fitting Your MDF Alcove Cupboards

When entrusting us to fit your MDF alcove cabinets, you can be confident in the job being executed with meticulous precision and top-notch craftsmanship. With our extensive expertise and experience in cabinet design and installation, combined with our proven track record of delivering projects punctually and to the utmost standards, we ensure a seamless outcome every time.

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Why Trust Thomas Matthew For Your MDF Alcove Cupboards

You can trust us to create your MDF alcove cupboards. We meticulously build each piece using the finest materials and craftsmanship. Our experienced team of craftsmen has decades of experience in crafting custom alcove cupboards to suit any style and budget. Every cabinet is made to order, ensuring a perfect fit for your home. Explore our wide range of colors, sizes, and designs to find the one that perfectly complements your living space.

"Your home is a reflection of who you are and what you love, make it spectacular with our MDF alcove Units"

Sustainably Sourced

All of our materials are from reputable suppliers that practice ethical and sustainable manufacturing processes

Quality Workmanship

Each job is carried out to the same high standard, going through multiple quality checks before leaving our workshop 

10 Year Guarantee

Using the best modern and traditional manufacturing methods & high quality materials, we offer all our clients a 10 year guarantee

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Our Ethos

We pride ourselves on exceeding customer expectations, competitively pricing, without compromising on finish. To ensure not only the finest workmanship, but also the highest quality materials are used in all our mdf alcove cabinets

Your Trusted Advisor

With a variety of options at your fingertips, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Here at Thomas Matthew, we are dedicated to helping you get the furniture you deserve! Our job is to guide and assist you through every step, openly and honestly explaining any pro’s & con’s of each material or product in question, we aim to educate & inform you, so you can feel confident that each decision you’re making is the right one.

Let Creativity Blossom

You are unique, your needs are unique, innovative designs allow us to infuse your individual styles and tastes into your alcove cupboards.  Our designers take the time to listen, and really understand what you are thinking, this helps us to create and tailor our MDF alcove to suit you.

Our Finishes

All of our finishing is done in house, from spray painting to hand painted finishes. With a variety of colours to choose, from the likes of Farrow & Ball, Little Green or Dulux, we guarantee stunning results every mdf alcove cupboard project.

Our Clients


"I have now completed 7 projects with Thomas Matthew. As a busy interior designer I need to work with trades I can trust, who are thoughtful and courteous to my clients, deliver on time, within budget and exceed expectations. All of this and more can be said of this company. Matthew never fails to understand that the work they are doing for me is generally only part of a much bigger project and any slippage in timing affects other trades and the schedule in general, this is a rare quality. He and the guys he employs all did their apprenticeships together, they have therefore worked as a team for years, are a known quantity and perform as a finely oiled machine. My professional life became a whole lot easier the day I employed Matthew. We already have more projects in the pipeline and I could not feel more confident that they will continue to deliver the fabulous work myself and my clients demand. Val Plummer At No 19 Interiors"
"We are so pleased with the quality of the new hand made cupboards which have transformed our lounge, As the units were built off site, this helped to keep any disruption and time spent fitting them to a minimum. The workmen were professional, polite and respectful in our home at all times."
"I had Thomas Matthew build me a beautiful handmade kitchen. The look and quality of the workmanship was perfection. The kitchen was a traditional in frame style kitchen, hand painted in French grey with corian worktops. I could not be happier and would highly recommend this company."
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