Simple but Beautiful White Shaker Cabinets

Dec 31st

White shaker cabinets – Shaker woodworking was at its most practical and imaginative in kitchen. Built was custom cabinets designed for specific storage needs, so that each tool, pot and dish had its place. Closets were crafted from local forests and plain style pre- dated Arts and Crafts Movement, which borrowed heavily from Shaker simplicity. Cabinet knobs, if added, was prepared from oil rubbed iron, tin, soft local stone or same timber as rest of chassis.

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White shaker cabinets used what was at hand to make their simple and beautiful furniture. Soapstone was cheap and soft enough to be cut with woodworking tools for general rounded buttons for fine wood cabinets. Shape is flat at top, around circumference, and large enough to be gripped – very convenient for use in kitchen or bath where hands may be wet and slippery. Reproduction soapstone knobs can be purchased in specialty hardware stores.

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White shaker cabinets keeping with their origins in late 18th century. Choose a normal cupboard made of pine or another common wood. These Shaker cabinets are decorated with simple wooden buttons. If you’re looking for a way to show up on these cabinets, choose glass-paneled doors. Contrast between modern glass and simple wood creates a more contemporary version of Shaker style. These cabinets are designed to be functional and elegant, and they fit well with two-color paint as pink and cream or a country, patterned wallpaper in kitchen.