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.
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
· 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