Over time the Shaker style of manufacturing cabinet doors and drawer fronts has become an architectural style in itself. The term Shaker takes us back to England 1747, a Christian Sect originally known as the Shaking Quakers because of their behaviour during worship services. The Shakers emigrated from England to America where they lived communal lifestyles known for their simple living, architecture, technological innovation, and simple handcrafted furniture.

At Steding Interiors & Joinery we believe strongly in traditional joinery methods and the ideology of building beautiful timeless furniture to last. Shaker style doors are constructed using a stile and rail method also known as five piece or frame constructed. This style of door is used throughout most of our kitchen styles with minor variations. In a Hampton kitchen we keep it simple with a square profile and the clean sharp edges of a five piece door. In our Country or Farmhouse kitchens we often introduce beading or a more decorative profile but the construction method is always constant. Even in our ornate French Provincial kitchens our frame constructed shaker doors and drawers surrounded by ornate skirting boards, and hand crafted corbels and columns.

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