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Shaker Design

Shaker Design

Our shaker style is designed to be as plain as possible with just a simple panel to break up the facade. You could also call it servant style or back of the door style as it is often on smaller rooms that you will see it in Victorian houses. Once upon a time you would have well known how important you were in your hosts eyes by the size and type of mouldings in the room you were allocated! The panel is shallower than on the Victorian style as we inset the back flush because in our opinion a shallower panel looks more appropriate and is neater. There is a small round in the corner of the panels as they are cut out by a computer numerically controlled machine from mdf not made by religious enthusiasts from beech. We are happy to square the corners out with a traditional chisel should you prefer. We put with a simple arris ,removing the sharp corner as part of the sanding process, around the edges of framing and doors. We use a single 25mm thick worktop if needed with a bull nose moulding and a plainer cornice if required than on our Victorian style with one large quirked ogee. We often combine this style with minimal tops and or Victorian beading to create what with some small risk of pretension could be called postmodern.