Shaker is one of the most popular styles available in cabinets and this unadorned cabinet style was first produced by the Shakers around the 1790s. In fact the Shakers were a religious group that valued simplicity and solid craftsmanship. And their approach is strongly reflected in the cabinetry they have designed. One of the characteristics of the Shaker cabinetry is dovetailed wood joints. In the dovetailed joints, no glue or nails are used in corners, which make the wood swell and contract uniformly, resulting in an extraordinarily sturdy joint. The Shakers valued neatness and orderliness and this is well reflected in the style of the cabinets and furniture they have popularized.
The Shaker cabinetry is well-suited to its task, with multiple drawers, shelves, etc., so that there is a place for everything. Since a long time built-in furniture is popular with Shakers because it fit the space exactly and had a specific function. With Shaker furniture ornamentation is considered as AN unnecessary part and hence once the piece had reached a point of exact functioning, it was finished. Plain fronts, limited trim and simple hardware were all that was required. With its simple, clean lines, Shaker style furniture is suited to any decor. It can be modernized with high-tech finishes and ornate hardware, or fit comfortably in a traditional home using warm woods and old-fashioned pulls.
There are a large number of suppliers of Shaker cabinets. Manufactured with the state of the art machineries and high quality materials, the Shaker style cabinets are quite expensive and also in great demand.