The 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?
Our 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.
Shaker Coffee Table
Most people define shaker furniture as more expensive, a high quality piece with serious craftsmanship, and a deep thoughtfulness in an honest design. At Manchester Wood we carry all these characteristics with our shakers furniture except the one deterrent: expense. We’ve found a way to provide you some of the most affordable options in shaker tables, shaker desks, or any other shaker furniture style items you may find from us. You may think, “Well, what corners have they cut?” And we haven’t cut any. In fact we provide an authentic approach to shakers furniture with entirely resourced solid wood from our region, handcrafted as much as possible by caring American craftspeople, and designed from years of antiquing and designing past and modern emergence through the timeless furniture you’ll find in our Shaker Collection today; or from any other of our solid wood furniture collections and items.
We love the heritage of America, carrying Adirondack furniture distinctly from our region of the country, as well as Mission and Shaker, as the major stems of early American influence on furniture. We also have some fun re-creations from the historic past, like our Campaign Desk, a variation of a conveniently designed traveling desk from the Revolutionary era of the early Americas.
When seeking classic American furniture of a higher quality at an affordable price, look not further than Manchester Wood. Our solid wood furniture is backed by our Quality Guarantee, it’s 100% Made in USA, and comes with free shipping on every order. You can’t beat that!