The BespOak Kitchen System


The situation:

Currently the biggest drawbacks in having a new kitchen built are the relatively high cost and the time usually taken from initial design consultation through to manufacture and then installation. This is largely the result of supply and demand. Other factors affecting the kitchen industry are the shortage of trades people skilled in traditional joinery techniques, the high cost of a sustainable imported hardwood suitable for kitchen joinery and the work required to construct a kitchen in a timeless style that will endure generations of use.

The net result of all this is that the majority of new kitchens are now machine produced entirety from MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and particle board. These engineered products are made by breaking down waste timber residuals including sawdust, combining them with a synthetic resin and bonding together under heat and pressure. Particle board is made from larger particles than MDF. 

MDF and particle board are great products suitable for a variety of uses but are not designed for joining without special hardware as they don’t have the structural integrity to be joined with conventional screws and glue or time-honoured methods like mortise and tenon or dovetail joints.

MDF kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts are generally finished with “thermofoil”, whereby they are wrapped with a thin layer of vacuum-pressed vinyl.  Higher end finishes are spray painted.

How we got here:

For the past ten years BespOak NZ have specialised in providing NZ with quality Oak furniture incorporating traditional manufacturing techniques. Our emphasis has been the provision of quality product at an affordable price.  It’s long been our desire to incorporate these values into a range of kitchen cabinetry, and this has now become reality in collaboration with Besp-Oak in the UK.

Our Objectives:

To provide a readily available, high-quality kitchen cabinetry option incorporating character, style, sustainability and durability. To be able to respond quickly to customer demand in the provision of exceptional value and service.

Our Product:

An Oak and a painted kitchen cabinet range each initially consisting of 30 products that are built as individual, pre-finished units.  All have solid timber frames and are hand constructed in the traditional manner by craftsmen. We will be progressively expanding the range. Shortly to be added are double wall oven units and pullout pantries, both full height and under bench sizes.

See it, feel it:

All our products are incorporated into four complete kitchen settings on display 7 days in our Owens Place, Mt Maunganui showroom, and also in Wellington at the Home Ideas Centre, Petone.


We use high-end European kitchen planning software that allows you to view your designs in 3D and augmented and virtual reality. We can even bring this to your home if you are located in the greater Tauranga area, so you can get a real feel for your new kitchen and to be able to make instant design changes. We don’t charge for this service.


Because our units are pre-manufactured, we hold then in our warehouse stock. So, they can be delivered in days.


Our pricing structure is simple and totally transparent. All our cabinet prices are on this website so so you can easily make a calculation of what your new kitchen might cost once you have an idea of what you want. And while we are designing your kitchen or making alterations to it with you on our computers, the price is updated automatically on screen in real time. Don't forget though, that installation and work tops are additional if requested. However we can quote you virtually any option, including kitchen appliances at very competitive prices.


This is a good bit. We can provide the cabinets only, for you to install yourself if required - the legs have concealed adjustable feet for leveling,  Alternatively, we can provide options in stages from a cabinet installation service up to a full turn key package including work tops and all appliances. The choice is yours.


We stock and recommend Belling, the premium UK appliance range. Belling continue to manufacture kitchen ranges and cookers in the UK as they have done for more than 100 years. However we can also offer the largest range of brands of all types of kitchen appliances through our appliance partners. We can also arrange a one on one private showroom appointment in one of several locations nationwide including Tauranga. There you can discuss all options and price-points with the most knowledgeable staff without pressure but with a cup of real coffee or even a glass of wine!

Peace of mind:

As a family business our fundamental emphasis is on service. In addition to our 15-year warranty you can be assured that we will be there to provide any ongoing assistance for as long as you need it.