4 Panel Shaker Door
The 4 panel shaker door is straight forward enough but the question we get asked is "what is the shaker style" and the answer is fairly simple.
The main thing to remember is that just because a 4 panel door is shaker in style it doesn't have to also be considered as contemporary, some clients confuse the two and make it harder for themseleves to understand.
If we may first of all give you a very brief history lesson, Shaker doors were derived from shaker furniture which is a distinctive style of furniture, this furniture was first developed by the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, some would consider this a strange start to what is considered a modern style but the furniture was to be considered simple and uncluttered but of high quality craftsmanship, these believers were commonly known as Shakers and were a religious sect that had simple principles of simplicity, utility and honesty, this is where we ask you to also believe that their beliefs were reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs.
To clarify the question "what is the shaker style" ..................
The 4 panel shaker doors are simple and stylish, they generally have a little groove where the horizontal rails meet the vertical rails, the panels are more often than not plain and flat, taking this last paragraph on it's own you could be forgiven for thinking these 4 panel shaker doors must be boring, they are not, they are stylish and functional, clean and somehow modern................ no matter how you look at them.