Decor

Shaker Stylings and Their Rich History in Decor

Shakers lived in dormitory style housing and celebrated God in a busy and active way by engaging in tasks that brought out the best in themselves. Design details fell under “American Rustic” and were unmatched in craftsmanship.

Cabinetry Characteristics

Shakers use stile-and-rail recessed panel doors, and the inset is plain and flat. Lip and outside edges are also simple and the most common woods are cherry and maple for shaker cabinets. There are also shaker colors that are common, and the woodwork is painted in these colors. They were:

· Terra Cotta

· Pink

· Yellow

· Olive Green

· Blue Tones

Not only are the cabinets painted, but often times window frames, skirting, peg rail and beaded board also painted.

Shaker Cabinet Hardware and Accessories

The Shaker artisans made their cabinet pegs and pulls out of wood usually, but also sometimes used hand-forged finishes and metal. That style still … Read More