We can work with any budget to create your perfect space. Please pop along and see us at our fully equipped showroom to see what we can offer. Finance options available.


We can work with any budget - big or small to create your perfect space. Please pop along and see us at our fully equipped showroom to see what we can offer.



As a Plywood kitchen designer, Matthew James Kitchens crafts spaces that blend form, function, and eco-consciousness. 

Plywood is becoming popular for its aesthetic appeal and longevity. It offers design flexibility, making it a standout choice for your kitchen overhaul.


Discovering Our Bespoke Plywood Kitchen Design

Bespoke plywood design goes beyond the latest trends; it revolutionises kitchen aesthetics with a focus on personalisation and sustainability. 

Defined by its ability to complement varying architectural styles, these kitchens are a testament to the versatility of plywood. The key attributes include durability, longevity, and the ability to incorporate different materials into the design, ensuring a seamless blend with your home’s overall décor.

Their flexibility and attractive grain make them a hot favourite among homeowners seeking an innovative and individualistic design for their kitchens. 

Unfolding Symmetry: The Art of Book Matching in Bespoke Kitchen Design

We strive to create timeless spaces that reflect each homeowner’s unique character and lifestyle.

Our journey into bespoke design has taught us the value of details, no matter how small, in transforming a kitchen from merely a functional area into the soul of your home. With its honest texture and warmth, Plywood often plays a starring role in these transformations.

“Book matching”, in the context of using Plywood in your kitchen design, is a technique that showcases craftsmanship and attention to detail.

This method involves taking two adjoining sheets of veneered Plywood and opening them as one might a book, creating a mirror image of the wood grain pattern at the joint, offering a visually striking and continuous flow of natural beauty across your kitchen features.

When Plywood is book matched, the inherent beauty of the wood’s grain is laid bare in a symmetrical fashion, reminiscent of the wings of a butterfly poised for flight. This technique is remarkably impactful on larger surfaces, such as cabinet doors or islands, imbuing them with a seamless, artistic quality that speaks volumes about the thoughtfulness of every design aspect.

This detailed approach does more than enhance the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen; it elevates the entire look and feel of the space, ensuring that every corner, every surface, and every piece of Plywood tells a story. It’s a testament to our commitment to quality, service, and bespoke design—principles at the heart of our family-run business.

Check out the images below to see some examples of book matching:

The rise of bespoke plywood kitchens

The unique design possibilities and clean aesthetic of bespoke plywood kitchens have accelerated their rise in popularity. Some of the reasons why homeowners are choosing plywood kitchens include:

  • The natural look of plywood adds a touch of warmth and character to any kitchen.
  • Plywood is customizable and can fit any style preference.
  • It is a versatile choice that can be used in various kitchen designs.

These factors make plywood kitchens a popular and versatile choice for homeowners.

The Art of Crafting Bespoke Plywood Kitchens

Bespoke plywood kitchens require careful consideration of materials and attention to detail. The type of plywood used is crucial for both the appearance and durability of the kitchen.

The process of constructing custom-fit bespoke plywood cabinets involves precise measurements, accurate cutting, and meticulous installation. These steps result in a sturdy yet beautiful addition to your kitchen that reflects your style perfectly. Every element works together to create a unique blend of strength, aesthetics, and longevity within this tailor-made space.

Attention to detail: from construction to installation

A precise eye for even the tiniest aspect throughout the construction and installation phases guarantees a unique plywood kitchen that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also well-maintained. From careful measurements to selecting top-quality plywood, each step in the process plays a crucial role. This meticulous attention to detail sets Matthew James Kitchens apart from others in the industry.

The production of an exceptional bespoke plywood kitchen involves various exciting considerations, such as:

  • The chosen type of construction method
  • Utilizing durable plywood for strong cabinet structures
  • Selecting suitable types of plywood based on their specific purposes
  • Deciding on whether flat sheets or sturdy cabinets with total back panels made entirely out of wood will be used during installation

These factors are vital elements in both achieving an outstanding final result and ensuring that every stage in the production process takes into account all necessary finer details.

Strength and durability of plywood kitchen cabinets

The strength and durability of plywood kitchen cabinets can be attributed to their layered construction. This results in enhanced resistance to warping, even when exposed to changing temperatures and humidity levels.

Plywood’s ability to work well with mechanical fasteners such as bolts and screws makes it a superior choice for making kitchen cabinets compared to other materials.

With proper maintenance, these types of cabinets can easily last 20-30 years, making them a wise investment for any home.

Versatile design possibilities for any style

Plywood kitchens offer a wide range of design options, allowing you to craft a space that suits your taste. Including Scandinavian style, mid-century modern, clean and simple layouts, and colour-blocked arrangements.

You can choose the perfect finish, colour scheme, and texture that best reflects your unique preferences in design.

Collaborating with our experienced designers enables you to create a one-of-a-kind layout with all the details explicitly tailored to your style.




Designing Bespoke Plywood Kitchens

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Matthew James Kitchens, Unit 38, Wildmoor Mill, Mill Lane Wildmoor, Bromsgrove B61 0BX

Why Choose us


Public Showroom

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We’re kitchen design experts 


Dedicated Team

We have a dedicated team of designers and fitters

We have all your kitchen design needs in one place. 



We can project manage every aspect of your new kitchen



A minimum 2 year warranty on all workmanship



We can supply and fit appliances by the prestige brands

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01527 836 985