The Shaker kitchens appeal to those who appreciate fine English cabinetry, simple style with a nod towards the country farm kitchens that we all love.
We recommend the best materials to suit your style and budget, but our preferred materials for our shaker kitchens are: real oak veneer internals, tulip wood for the cabinet face frame, solid oak cutlery divides and spice racks, traditional solid oak dovetail drawers and tulip wood for the shaker doors which we make using tenon and groove construction.
The history of the Shaker
The Shaker kitchen is a versatile style and originates from the 'Shakers' who were keen craftspeople. They were known for their high quality of workmanship and made a variety of items of furniture. Shakers made most things out of local timbers such as pine, maple and cherry. Most pieces were originally painted or stained, with popular colours blues, greens, reds, and yellows. In place of imported brass cabinet furniture, Shakers used simple turned-wood knobs. They believed that manufactured goods should be honest in both construction and appearance. The Shaker style suits a wide range of properties from, country cottages to large period homes. The key to the timelessness of Shaker kitchens is their simple, unpretentious design, with no elaborate mouldings or fussy decoration.