Shaker Furniture Style: Timeless Appeal

Shaker Furniture Style: Large DeskThe Shaker furniture style is one that will never go away in home and office design. It’s a timeless appeal that finds its way in urban and rural settings alike. What makes this style, originating from the colonial era carry such a crossover appeal in the modern American home?

Shaker furniture style is a very distinctive look in furniture. It was first developed by Shakers which had beliefs reflected in the well-made furniture of minimalist designs. Shakers were early settlers in colonial America, with initial settlements in Lebanon, New York and what is now Watervliet, about an hour from our mill in the Adirondack foothills of upstate New York.

The Shaker furniture style is made thoughtfully, with functional form and proportion. Shaker tables and desks are generally made of cherry (our Cherry Shaker furniture available here), maple or pine lumber.

We produce our Shaker furniture out of solid Ash hardwood and solid Cherry hardwood with four finish choices among the two tree species. Our take on the Shaker furniture style is popular to our customer because we keep the same simple traditional design along with modern edging (found in our Cherry Shaker furniture) and distinct, thoughtful craftsmanship. Warming a room in subtlety, that’s the appeal of the Shaker furniture style to us… What about you? What appeals to you about Shaker furniture?


Classic Furniture Shaker Style: Solid Wood Desks

472.3brandedAt Manchester Wood our solid wood tables and desks are some of the most sought after in American made furniture. As American furniture manufacturers we take pride in the tradition of producing shaker furniture made in the USA entirely, the same as the roots of the timeless tradition began.

Our Shaker Secretary Desk is a solid wood desk that’s handmade for the home office; or  for perhaps as a recipe desk in the kitchen. Customers have also found it to be the perfect laptop computer desk in a small study. The Shaker Secretary Desk is a universal classic shaker desk with great storage design and strong Americana lines.

Here’s what a few customers are saying about it:

Exactly what I wanted
Review by Janice

“The desk is just what I have been looking for. I bought 3 items, my husband put all 3 items together in much less time than he could put together 1 poorly made imported item. The desk is beautiful, solid wood & it was made in AMERICA. Thank you for offering quality furniture.”

Perfect
Review by picky       

“I am so happy with my little desk. Arrived in perfect condition, easy to assemble, and was surprised by the quality. I can’t believe I was able to get a solid wood, nicely finished product for such a decent price. I have seen particleboard and cheap pine furniture at similar price points. I am also thrilled that it is made in the USA. 100% satisfied.”

Compact Secretary DeskA trimmer version of our Shaker Desk is our Compact Secretary Desk. A shaker table as all our others – handmade and built to last. It’s the perfect size for a work nook in a small living space.

Here’s what a customer says about it:

Wonderful!
Review by pj

“This is a high quality piece of furniture. Assembly instructions were easy to follow. The wood is beautiful, and the desk is a great addition to the room where it’s placed. I’m using it for an extra large computer monitor, and there’s enough room to place the speakers on either side. The drawer opens and closes easily. I had hoped that it would be sturdy and as attractive as it appears to be in the photo online. It’s both! If you’re on this fence, I’d strongly recommend that you buy it, and I expect you’ll be as pleased with it as I am. Customer service was outstanding, and the delivery was prompt.”

Take a look at our assortment of Shaker desks, and all our collection of furniture in Shaker style, which combines classic shaker lines with modern Americana flavor to provide a stylish and functional piece of solid wood furniture with a meticulous handcrafted construction.


Manchester Wood Shaker Desk Options: An Array of Solid Wood Desks

Shaker Secretary DeskOur Shaker Secretary Desk with it’s drop-down desk surface and the more traditional Shaker Desk are a solid wood desk option handmade for the home office; or perhaps a great desk in the kitchen with the Shaker Secretary Desk, as many customers have found it useful there. We specialize in making solid wood desks perfect for work nooks in small living spaces. The Shaker Secretary Desk is a universal classic shaker desk with great storage design and strong Americana lines. Crafted from solid ash with heavy-duty hinges for a sturdy pull-down writing surface, our Shaker Secretary Desk provides convenient storage and workspace no matter what the setting. Use it in the kitchen for cookbooks and recipes, in the home office for paying bills and staying organized, or as a laptop desk in the living room or study.

Our Shaker Desk is an American classic. Its shaker styling fits well with practically any type of room decor, while providing an ample workspace for getting things done. A large drawer below the desktop offers ample room for keeping papers and other materials out of sight when not being used.

As with all of our products, these shaker desks are 100% made in the USA from sustainably harvested ash hardwood and come with our Quality Guarantee. These are desks that are built to last generations.

Shop our collection in shaker furniture style here.

Aside from the shaker desk, shop the rest of our styles in solid wood desks here.