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New Recruit At Probox Dovetail Drawers

 New Recruit At Probox Dovetail Drawers

Probox is the UK’s leading supplier of solid timber drawer boxes and has been a trusted partner of the kitchen and furniture industry for over 15 years.

Probox have made a new recruit in their customer services team, Ella Hysom has joined Probox in Gawcott, Buckingham as a sales adviser. Ella brings lots of experience and industry knowledge, as she previously managed customer service at Pro Components in Northampton

Daniel Wells, director at Probox commented “We welcome Ella to Probox, we are confident that she will quickly become a valuable member of the team”.

Ella Hysom, sales adviser at Probox, commented “I’m excited to join Probox, as I’ve worked in the same industry before, processing orders and advising customers on dovetail drawers comes naturally to me”.

2017 has been an interesting and progressive year at Probox with many more customers on board, proving the benefits of partnering with Probox for dovetail drawer production. Either to simply help out in a busy period or for total outsourcing of dovetail drawer manufacture. The main feedback being the advantage of freeing up time to work on more important tasks, removing a bottleneck to increase output and reduce lead times in their production, the reliable consistency of quality and competitive pricing, making this an obvious move forward for many kitchen and furniture manufacturers.

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High end kitchen design trends for 2018

High end kitchen design trends

1#Being brave with bright or strong colours

This year we have seen high end kitchens with cabinets highlighted with bright colours. These become a focus point and a reflection of the clients style, be it sophisticated deep navy blue or more quirky with bright red, green or pink. We expect this trend to continue as customers see their kitchen as a creative project and strive to make their kitchen unique.

2#The rise of baking

The British Bake Off has created a trend for increased baking in the kitchen, pantries are on the rise and prove to be a great place to keep all those baking ingredients. Pantries can be integrated or free standing.

3#Hiden functional facilities

Spice racks inside pantries or large cupboards are on the increase as well as hidden drawers inside larders or cabinets and drawer inserts that make drawers more functional uses of space.  Hiding functional facilities helps keeps kitchens tidy and aids a seamless look. (Ask Probox about spice racks, drawers and drawer inserts)

4#Two Tone

Sheelagh G Garner, from First Lease Limited in Bath commented “My immediate reaction is two tone – deeper colour on the base units, the dark slate greys – with the paler colour units above”

5#Personalised and branded drawers

Drawer sides can have the kitchen manufacturer’s logo engraved on each side, promoting the brand and for the end user emphasising that this is a high quality bespoke made kitchen. This is becoming more popular and is applied through an engraving process. Another trend is engraving drawer fronts with personalised tables, with labels like cutler or utensils. Ask Probox about our engraving service.

6#Curved drawers 

We have noticed an increase in the use of curved cabinet doors in kitchen design, these are time consuming to make but are an innovative addition to high end kitchens.

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Steven Booker Kitchens & Furniture uses Probox dovetail drawers as a trusted trade partner

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Steven Booker Kitchens & Furniture is a high-end kitchen designer and manufacturer based near leafy Shipston-on-Stour. Steven and his small team of craftsmen have completed projects for customers in Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, London and beyond.

Steven trained at the workshops of renowned furniture designer, Gordon Russell, and has been a skilled cabinet maker for over 30 years.  Steven established his own company, designing and making kitchens and furniture, in 2001.  More recently, Steven and his wife, Verity, opened a showroom next to their workshop in the picturesque North Cotswolds farm location.

Steven designs and makes kitchens from scratch after first meeting with the customer on site to discuss layout, style, colour and materials. He can tailor each design to suit the client’s property and style preference, be it sleek and modern or more traditional, and can incorporate innovate design ideas to maximize storage or simply add to the uniqueness of each kitchen.

The construction techniques Steven uses are chosen to ensure his kitchens are built to last. This is one of the reasons Steven uses trusted trade partner Probox to make his dovetail drawers.

Probox make high quality solid timber dovetail drawers for kitchen and furniture manufacturers.

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Probox dovetail drawers reflect luxury, extravagance, durability and precision. This always begins with quality A-grade timber and involves a highly skilled team of craftsman and meticulous quality control. Each drawer is bespoke, made to fit the kitchen or furniture design exactly, and are available in a range of materials, including oak, maple, walnut, beech and birch-ply.

Steven Booker commented “Using Probox for bespoke dovetail drawers really works for us and allows our skilled workshop team more time to concentrate on the kitchen itself, therefore creating a faster turnaround for our customers”.

Steve added “Probox produce immaculate drawers, offer a friendly service and deliver in a timely manner. We see Probox as an extension of our workshop, allowing us to comfortably deliver beautiful kitchens to our customers within agreed timescales and focus on innovative design”.

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Daniel Wells, Director at Probox commented, “Probox are a trusted trade partner to many high end kitchen manufacturers, we are the drawer manufacturer of choice because of the quality of our drawers and our reliable service”.

 

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12 Reasons to make Probox Drawers your trusted trade partner

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Probox is the trusted trade partner to many large and small kitchen and furniture manufacturers, here’s 12 reasons to join them and outsource your quality dovetail drawer manufacturing to Probox.

  1. Probox only use responsibility sourced high quality A grade solid timber to make their bespoke dovetail drawers.
  2. When producing bespoke dovetail drawers, each side has 150mm single stave across any timber.
  3. Drawers larger than 150mm have carefully selected joints to reach the required height, staves are not jointed in their length.
  4. By outsourcing drawers to Probox, kitchen and furniture manufactures can save time on projects and focus their resources on other aspects of the project.
  5. Dovetail machines that Probox use are CNC controlled providing variable pitch dovetails that allows total freedom for the drawer heights. Another advantage of the machinery at Probox is the ability to produce “traditional” dovetails with pins wider than the sockets. This makes the dovetail joints more hand crafted in appearance.
  6. All Probox drawers are hand finished and sprayed with a 10% lacquer for long lasting durability.
  7. Probox offer Birch Ply, Birch Ply dovetail drawers provide a 25% saving on solid timber drawers. Birch Ply is a popular choice of wood for bedroom and office furniture drawers. (BB grade).
  8. Probox also offer a Classic Swift service. These are high quality fully assembled solid oak dovetail drawers that are in stock and ready to dispatch. A wide variety of sizes are catered for. This service is popular with kitchen designers that don’t require a bespoke size and need the drawers quickly and also provides a cheaper option for people that just need a small number of drawers.
  9. All Probox drawers are dispatched via our packing department. They are hand packed to protect them during transit, making sure that they arrive in perfect condition.
  10. Probox also make a wide range of bespoke kitchen accessories, including handled trays, spice racks and cutlery inserts.
  11. Probox supply premium drawer runners, including brands such as Blum and Grass. These brands offer a smooth action and options such as soft close and self-closing action.
  12. Probox offer an engraving service. This can be used to apply branding to the side of the drawers, by engraving the kitchen manufactures logo, to personalise the kitchen with the clients name or more functional engraved labels.
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Quality Timber From Probox Drawers

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Probox dovetail drawers are made with 13mm or 15mm timber, depending on the customer requirement. All Probox dovetail drawers made from oak, maple, beech or walnut are made using A grade solid timber that’s responsibility sourced.  FSC certified timber is also available.

Birch Ply dovetail drawers offer a 25% saving on solid timber drawers. Birch Ply is a popular choice of wood for bedroom and office furniture drawers. (BB grade)

Probox drawers always begin with a meticulous timber selection process. Timber is carefully chosen and selected to match for colour and pattern, throughout the drawer.

Creating a bespoke Probox dovetail drawer that reflects luxury, extravagance, durability and precision must always begin with carefully selected quality A grade timber.

Daniel Wells, Director at Probox, commented “Probox has a well-earned reputation for producing quality dovetail drawers and the foundation of our quality is in the timber selection process”.

Other timbers are available on request.

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Probox High Quality Dovetail Drawers

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Probox produce high quality bespoke dovetail drawers, supplying premium kitchen and furniture manufacturers across the UK.

Probox have a philosophy that flows throughout the business of providing exceptionally high quality dovetail drawers and this begins in the timber selection process, and continues right through to the final stages of packing for delivery.

Our highly skilled workshop are passionate in the pursuit of the highest standards of quality, combining traditional techniques with advanced technology to create immaculate dovetail drawer boxes to the exact bespoke specification of each client brief.

Probox make dovetail drawers to suit all kitchen and furniture styles, including classic, traditional, designer, contemporary and ultra-modern.

All Probox hand-crafted dovetail drawers are beautifully made from responsibility sourced solid A grade timber and available in European oak, American walnut or maple, beech or birch ply (BB grade).  Each piece of timber is individually selected, ensuring all patterns and colours match exactly.

For all bespoke dovetail drawers, each side has 150mm single stave across any timber, any drawers larger have carefully selected joints to reach the required height. Staves are not jointed in their length.

Probox drawers are produced using CNC controlled machinery, providing variable pitch dovetails, allowing for total freedom for the drawer heights. Also Probox can produce precision ‘traditional’ dovetails with pins wider than the sockets, this makes the dovetail joints more hand crafted in appearance.

All Probox drawers are hand finished and sprayed with a 10% lacquer for lasting durability, but can be unfinished if specified in the brief.

All Probox drawers are carefully packaged, to ensure they arrive in perfect condition and are ready to use.

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Probox customers add logo designs to drawers with quick and easy engraving service

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Many kitchen manufacturers and furniture designers are branding the sides of their drawers with a company logo. This is an optional extra when ordering Probox bespoke dovetail drawers.

Logo placement on the side of dovetail drawers is a popular service. The logo isn’t visible when the drawer is closed, but appears when the drawer is opened and serves as a mark of quality and a reminder that this kitchen or furniture is a bespoke made, hand crafted, quality item.

Probox can engrave a variety of artworks from solid logos to more intricate patterns. The computerised CNC engraving machine offers precision positioning of engraved artwork and allows large batches of drawer boxes to be produced with complete uniformity.

The engraving service has also been used to personalise kitchen elements with the clients name and a popular choice is to use engraving to personalise drawers for children’s furniture.

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Call Probox to talk about your engraving requirements T: 01280825776

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Classic Swift Helps Probox Customers in a Hurry

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Probox offer a convenient off the shelf dovetail drawer service which is used by kitchen designers, professional joiners and cabinet makers, as well as private individuals.

Classic Swift dovetail drawer dimensions have been selected to suit the most common size requirements and are designed to work with Blum and Grass runners. Classic Swift are made from A grade solid oak timber and are available in 50 sizes (see size options).

Classic Swift dovetail drawers can be ordered online or by calling our sales support team with your order on 01280 825776, with a fast delivery.

Classic Swift dovetail drawers are available as lay on units based on an 18mm thick carcass or for in-frame applications, the sizes suit a 36mm wide front frame.

Benefits

  • Fast delivery, sent out from stock
  • Quality manufacture
  • Made from selected solid oak timber
  • A cost saving on bespoke dovetail drawers
  • Order online or over the phone
  • Full technical support available

Classic Swift service caters for large orders or small projects with a requirement as little as one drawer.

Daniel Wells, Director, at Probox commented “Classic Swift is a service used by a wide variety of clients, some customers that normally order bespoke dovetail drawers see Classic Swift as a useful option when they need a fast delivery and the drawer size is a regular size”.

Classic Swift is often used for;

  • The Classic Swift drawers are designed to suit standard sized carcasses
  • Small orders, as little as one drawer
  • Large orders where a fast delivery is needed and the size is regular
  • For personal projects at home
  • For when the project timeline is short and the drawers are needed asap

As the Classic Swift dovetail drawers are produces in batches, there is a cost saving that is passed to the customer. All Classic Swift drawers are delivered fully assembled and are grooved to accept runners, with a 10% clear lacquer for long lasting durability.

Probox are known for the quality of their bespoke dovetail drawers. Classic Swift dovetail drawers are made to the same high standard, the only difference is the range is available in oak only and made to over 50 size variations.

All Classic Swift drawers are carefully wrapped to ensure protection during transportation.

Talk to Probox today about your drawer box and kitchen accessory requirements. Call our experienced customer service advisors about your next project on T: 01280 825 776 or order online

 

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5 tips for measuring up drawers

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1.When using standard under-mount runners (Blum, Grass, etc) the dimension from the inside of the drawer to the inside of the carcase should be 21mm. This results in the drawer width being 16mm less than the internal carcase width when the drawers are made with 13mm thick material or 12mm less than internal carcase width if 15mm material. For in-frame applications use the frame opening width for these calculations instead of the internal carcase dimension.

2.Side-fixed ball-bearing runners generally need 12.5mm between carcase side and drawer side, but you should check for whichever runners you are using, because sometimes they need more.

3. For internal drawers which are behind doors it is essential to ensure that the clearances mentioned above are maintained when the doors are in the open position. This is sometimes overlooked with the result that the drawers hit the back edge of the doors.

4.For drawer heights in a stack of drawers, as a general rule allow 15mm below the bottom drawer, 25mm between drawers and 10mm above the top drawer. The height of your separate drawer fronts may change this a little and specific calculations will probably be necessary. If the drawers are not having separate fronts, specific calculation will be necessary.

5. Drawer depths (front-to-back dimension) are determined from the actual runners used. The commonest under-mount runner lengths are 250mm, 270mm, 300mm, then in 50mm increments up to 750mm. There are intermediate sizes but these are not so readily available. The maximum runner length is determined by the space available in the carcase – allow a minimum of 5mm clearance beyond the runner to the back of the carcase. Share your requirements with us!

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