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New Product: Classic Swift Oak Cutlery Insert

Classic Swift Oak Cutlery Insert UK

Our customers find the Classic Swift dovetail drawer range to be very convenient when they require standard sized, quality oak drawers delivered from stock. We have now further developed this service to also offer a Classic Swift cutlery insert.

The Classic Swift cutlery insert is made from solid oak timber and is available to work with lay-on or in-frame drawers.

Probox stocks a solid oak cutlery insert that suits lay-on drawers is 621(w) x 412(d) x 60(h) and a solid oak cutlery insert that suits in-frame drawers is 585(w) x 412(d) x 60(h).

Daniel Wells, Sales Director at Probox, commented “These versatile inserts allow you to adapt the insert by cutting it to shorten it to fit the drawer perfectly, or removing the horns on one or both ends”.

The Classic Swift cutlery insert is now being added to Classic Swift dovetail drawer orders by kitchen designers that are working on fast turnaround projects or designers that are happy to work with set sizes so that they can enjoy a cost saving and a quicker turnaround. 

As per the picture, the Classic Swift cutlery insert has three vertical cutlery areas and one horizontal utensil area. 

The Classic Swift cutlery insert is available to buy online or you can call 01280 825776 to speak to our sales team.  Orders have a 1-2 day turnaround time. 

We also offer a bespoke made solid timber cutlery tray in a range of finishes, for more information click here 


Probox glossary of terms

Pan drawer

A pan drawer is a high kitchen drawer that’s designed to carry cooking pans.

Flush top

When the sides, front and back of the drawer are all the same height.

Stepped top

The sides are 2mm smaller than the front and the back of the drawer.


A drawer that’s designed for a unit that has a frame (Our standard classic swift will suit a 36mm frame) Packers/spacers required

Inframe Drawers Design

Lay on

Drawer to suit a standard carcase shape. (Our standard classic swift will suit a standard 18mm unit)

Drawer standard carcase shape

Internal drawers

Drawers with no additional drawer front being applied, internal drawers often have a curved handle.

Standard Dovetail

The pins and tails in the dovetail are the same size.

Traditional Dovetail

Dovetails with large pins and small tails.

Dovetails with large pins and small tails

Drawer runners

Metal undermount runners attach to the carcass and the drawer and allow the drawer to open and close. Many brands are available, with functions such as soft close or push to open.

Opening size

The carcass opening width/height


How many pieces of timber that make up the height of the drawer.

Full Stave

The sides of the drawer are made from a single piece of solid timber.

Notching and drilling

The preparation needed on the drawer to fit undermount runners. Probox can offer drawers with notching and drilling included, please ask for this when you place your order. Probox notches and drill to suit each type of runner, so be sure to choose your runner before the notching and drilling so the notches and drill holes are in the right places for your drawer runners.

Handle cut out

Handle cut out, also known as a bow cut out, this is a half moon shaped cut out in the centre of the front of the box.

15mm drop front

15mm is added to the bottom of the front of the drawer, this conceals the undermount runners from view.

Shaped Sides

When the front of the drawer is half the height of the back, with a gradual slope on each side.

Sink drawer or U shaped drawer

A drawer made in the shape of a U to allow for sinks and pipes. The size of this drawer is bespoke to the sink size scenario.

Cutlery tray

The cutlery tray has a base, dividers and all 4 sides. Bespoke made to fit your drawer, each corner is made with a dovetail joint.

Cutlery insert

The cutlery insert has a base, dividers and no sides, bespoke made to fit inside the drawer.

Serving tray

The serving tray or butler tray is a bespoke tray with 2 or 4 handles.

Spice rack

The spice rack, also known as a larder door rack with 3, 4 or 5 shelves or to drawing . Each rack comes with rear metal keyhole mounting plate fixings to attach it to the door.


Drawers are all lacquered with a 10% sheen protective coating, increasing durability and product protection.


Dovetail drawer unfinished without any coating. Customers ask for unfinished if they want to paint the boxes or use their own finish.


Runners – 5 Top Questions Answered

Blum Tandem Online UK

1# Are Probox Runners competitively priced?

We buy drawer runners across various brands in bulk to cater for our customer orders, allowing us to provide competitively priced runners that are conveniently delivered with drawer box orders.

Ask for a quote for runners with your next drawer box order to see our prices or view on our website.

2# How do the different types of runners effect the drawer box width?

Probox provides a variety of high quality undermount runners, which all require the same calculation.

13mm drawer material = 16mm from carcase opening

15mm drawer material = 12mm from carcase opening

3# Do you offer push to open runners?

Yes, we offer Blum Tandem and Grass Dynapro drawer runners, with all the attachments required to make them push to open runners.

4# Do you offer bulk discounts?

On the Probox website some runner brands have discounts available for bulk orders of 5 pairs or 10 pairs depending on the brand.

If you need a bulk order of runners ask us about discounts when getting your order quoted.

5# Which runners are the easiest to fit?

All the runners are straight forward, but some people find Blum and and Grass runners easy because there are so many videos online showing people how to fit them.

Blum also offers an APP for easy assembly.

Get the APP here

Blum App Online UK

Online Blum App


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.


Bespoke and Contemporary. NEW Birch Ply

Probox offers a new Birch plywood drawers option to designers and plywood  furniture manufacturers.   Perfect for kitchens and bedroom furniture, the finish and dovetails are both striking and modern, offering an interesting alternative to metal drawers.  The classic dovetail ensures that the furniture or kitchen retains its bespoke feel whilst the contemporary material looks great with smooth gloss finishes, bright colours or subtle wood grains.

‘Just as kitchen designers are always looking for new ways to offer something unique and special to their clients, Probox is always developing new ideas,’ says Probox Director Mark Wells.  ‘Bespoke dovetail drawers are an elegant addition to any piece of furniture, and Birch plywood furniture uk gives designers the opportunity to remain competitive yet still ensuring a high quality stylish product.’

Birch plywood drawers UK can be made to measure with front or side facing dovetails for maximum design impact.   Please contact Probox to discuss your project in person and request a quotation for bespoke plywood furniture Uk products and accessories.

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