Many of our kitchens are in the popular Shaker style, with recessed panels on the doors, drawer fronts and end panels, but what is it that makes this ‘Shaker’?
The Shakers were a religious sect that formed in 18th century England. Dubbed “Shaking Quakers” due to their animated worship style. They are known now more for their contributions to culture in America, after emigrating in 1774, than their religion. They would make their own furniture for personal use and for market sale and were, for all intents and purposes, self sustaining.
So what makes the Shaker style so special? They were sticklers for perfection and their furniture was known for its functionality, innovative joinery, simplicity and quality. Originally the furniture and was made from pine, hence their light colour and weight.
Today, our Shaker kitchens are made from high quality maple, tulipwood or oak for a kitchen that will last, with a simple, classic style. Choose one of our Shaker kitchens and bring this timeless style into your home.