Araştırma Makalesi (Research Article)

A research on the preferences of material and size in the Turkish kitchen furniture industry


Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Industrial Engineering, 34473, Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul University, Institute of Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, 34116, Istanbul, Turkey

FORESTIST 2017; 67: 116-122
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.292737
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This study intended to investigate the interaction developing rapidly through the impact of globalization experienced in every field on the material and size preferences of the kitchen furniture sector. The results of the survey conducted on the Turkish kitchen furniture manufacturers were evaluated within the framework of the international kitchen trends. As a result it was seen that the most preferred kitchen area was between 8 and 11 m2 regarding the distribution of the kitchen areas in Turkey. A tendency of using MDF in the production of the kitchen cabinets was observed with 61.8% in relation with the body material preferred to be used in the kitchen furniture sector. The preferred body sizes of the kitchen cabinet was determined by considering the width and height preferences of both the upper and lower cabinets, the size of 61-90 cm seemed to be the most preferred sizes both for the upper and lower cabinets. According to the height, 72 cm size was found to be the most preferred size. While the most preferred size among the cellar cabinets was determined to be smaller than 60 cm, its height was revealed to be bigger than 200 cm. The most preferred kitchen furniture base was detected to be 12 cm. 

Cite (Atıf) : Dilik, T., Uçar, E., 2017. A research on the preferences of material and size in the Turkish kitchen furniture industry. Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University 67(2): 116-122. DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.292737 

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