Shaker furniture has long been synonymous with quality, simple design, and aesthetic appeal. These values align nicely with our own, and we are proud to carry on the legacy of Shaker craftsmanship.
The Shakers were a Christian sect that emigrated from Manchester, England to upstate New York during the second half of the 18th century. Once they arrived in what is now the town of Watervliet, they set about building a strong community. One important aspect of that community was its industrious nature: Shakers held hard work as an important tenet of their religion and soon became known for the quality of the goods they produced. In particular, their furniture became wildly popular during the middle of the 19th century. Soon, other furniture makers began to capitalize on this popularity and began producing their own versions of Shaker tables and chairs.
Shaker continues to be a popular American made furniture style. At Manchester Wood, we feature an extensive collection of Shaker furniture, such as our Large Shaker Desk, which features a broad working surface with two ample drawers for storage. Were also offer a nice selection of Shaker tables, including coffee tables and end tables.
While we appreciate the tradition and history associated with Shaker furniture, we also recognize the need to look forward and innovate. This is the thinking behind our Shaker Entertainment Console. It is designed with traditional aesthetics and modern functionality in mind. It is capable of supporting a large flat screen and also has an open back for easy wiring.
We pride ourselves on producing only 100% USA made furniture, and our Shaker pieces are great examples. Our factory is just a short drive from the location of the original Shaker community and we feel compelled to uphold their traditions of fine craftsmanship and honest labor. So please, check out our Shaker Collection and support American made furniture.