Our Products

At Plykea we manufacture premium quality doors, drawer fronts, cover panels and worktops, specifically designed to fit IKEA’s latest range of Metod kitchen cabinets. Using the latest CNC machinery each item is precision cut to ensure it fits as perfectly as any original IKEA door or drawer front. We then hand finish everything we make first by sanding any wooden faces or edges, then applying several coats of clear hard wax oil to create a finish that is both beautiful and durable.

Materials

All our doors, drawer fronts and cover panels are available in a choice of two different materials.

Wood Faced Ply

Wood faced ply fronts

Wood Faced Ply

We use premium grade 18mm FSC certified birch ply as the core of each item which can be faced in either birch, oak or walnut. Each item is hand finished first by sanding smooth with an ultra fine grit sandpaper before applying two coats of premium quality hard wax oil. We use clear hardwax oil to bring out the natural grain of the wood whilst providing a durable, water resistant finish.

Formica Faced Ply

Formica faced ply fronts

Formica Faced Ply

Known for it’s incredible durability Formica is available in almost limitless colour options. We bond the Formica sheet onto a core of 18mm FSC certified birch ply with a balancer sheet on the reverse to prevent any potential warping. The edges of each item are hand finished first by sanding smooth before applying two coats of premium quality hard wax oil. Free colour samples can be ordered from the Formica Website.

Handles

We currently supply all our doors and drawer fronts with an option of three different handle types. Alternatively items can be provided with no handle if you intend to use push to open hinges or want to use your own handles.

Grab Handle

Grab Handle

Grab Handle

The grab handle is cut out as part of the CNC process and provides a highly functional yet aesthetically pleasing finish. Due to a number of quirks associated with the way certain IKEA cabinets are constructed we would encourage you to contact us with your kitchen design before placing an order using this handle.

Circle Handle

Circle Handle

Circle Handle

Again cut out during the CNC process the circle handle provides a discreet finger pull giving a clean and modern finish. As with the grab handle we would encourage you to contact us with your kitchen design before placing an order using this handle option.

Brass Pull

Brass Pull

Brass Pull

Our brass pull handle is finished with a matt clear lacquer to prevent tarnishing and it suitable for all doors and drawers. This handle provides a clean sophisticated finish that looks particularly stunning when offset against the natural tones of our wood faced ply fronts.

Spacer Panels

Spacer Panels

Our Spacer Panels can be fixed between your IKEA cabinets to reveal the edge of the ply material between each front, giving the aesthetic of a bespoke manufactured cabinet carcass for a fraction of the cost. This has no impact on the function of the kitchen but if you plan on ordering Spacer Panels it is important to remember to allow an additional 18mm between each cabinet when planning your kitchen.

Each panel is manufactured from 18mm FSC certified birch ply and the front edge is finished with a clear hardwax oil to provide a durable water resistant finish.

Worktops

Formica faced plywood worktops

Our Formica worktops are manufactured from FSC certified birch ply and are available in either 24mm or 36mm thicknesses with a balancer applied to the rear face of the worktop. Standard depth worktops are renowned for being difficult to install perfectly with IKEA base cabinets, which is why we manufacture ours to a depth of 700mm. This additional depth means a perfect overhang can still be achieved even when plumbing needs to be run behind the back of the units or you have an awkwardly shaped wall to scribe your worktop to. The edges of all our worktops are hand finished by sanding with an ultra fine grit sandpaper before applying two coats of premium quality hard wax oil.