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Shaker Furniture Style: Timeless Appeal

May 16, 2014

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?

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