If you have ever been in more than one home in your life, you have probably seen Shaker style kitchen cabinets, even if you didn’t know the name. They are the most ubiquitous style of kitchen cabinet in the United States, and most likely, the world. They are great looking, stable, and most of all, easy to make, i.e. very cost effective and lower priced than many other cabinet styles.
Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Construction
What makes a cabinet style Shaker? It’s pretty simple really. Each cabinet door and drawer has five panels which make up its construction. Four of the panels make up the frame of the door, and are of equal width. These are all thicker than the 5th panel, which is recessed behind, and framed by, the rest of the panels. It’s like a simple, rectangular picture frame with the same color canvas in the center!
Also, for strength and visually clean lines, the horizontal frame panels slot into the vertical panels, making the joins vertical, and stronger for a cabinet door or drawer as compared to horizontal joins.
Shaker Kitchen Cabinets—Styles Galore!
Traditional Shaker kitchen cabinets are white. This is the color that used to define the Shaker style. Check out our line of White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets, here: https://www.rtacabinetstore.com/RTA-Kitchen-Cabinets/traditional-white-kitchen-cabinets/.
Things have changed and advanced, though, and now there are many Shaker styles available. One style we sell quite a bit of here at RTA Cabinet Store is the Arlington Linen Shaker (https://www.rtacabinetstore.com/RTA-Kitchen-Cabinets/arlington-linen/), which has thinner and beveled frames on the doors and drawers, and elegant trim for the upper lines of the top cabinets.
More than a third of our RTA kitchen cabinet lines are Shaker styles, including wood face, veneer, white, dark, and medium colors. Shaker kitchen cabinets are also very easy to maintain and clean. And, on the off chance something does happen to a cabinet face, or even box, these cabinets are so popular that there is pretty much a guarantee that replacement parts will be available for many years to come.
Check out some Shaker RTA kitchen cabinets today, and be sure to sign up for your no obligation, completely free kitchen design consultation with one of RTA Cabinet Store’s professional designers at https://www.rtacabinetstore.com/free-kitchen-design-help!