We are so fortunate in this area to have the Canterbury Shaker Village museum just a few miles away... read more below
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This shaker style table was built using the owner's 1938 hurricane salvaged wood, and authentic Shaker measured drawings.
We used a great piece of old growth Butternut for this countertop.
We designed this kitchen for an actual Shaker built house that still features the original wood windows and beautiful splayed trim. The details of the cabinetry were custom matched to original woodwork elsewhere in the house.
This kitchen features Shaker inspired red birch cabinetry and soapstone counters that angle around a window bay. A tall cabinet with a bifolding door comes down to the countertop to house many small appliances.
The Shaker style cherry cabinets were made for us by Signature, while our own shop made the central worktable.
This old house still has many original features, including low ceilings & sloping floors. It features classic antique details, right down to the hand-planed wood and genuine milk-paint finish.
The Vintage Custom Cabinetry breakfast table was built using the owner's treasured birch lumber salvaged from the '38 hurricane.
The traditional yellow ochre maple cabinets were designed to step just under the c. 1827 window!
The beautiful little soapstone sink alcove features a traditional non-lacquered solid brass faucet.
The painted Signature island cabinetry houses a traditional soapstone sink next to a modern stainless steel dishwasher. Original hand hewn beams are visible overhead and salvaged attic floor boards were refitted and refinished for the floor.
A cozy corner next to the restored antique Glenwood cookstove is a perfect spot for a faithful dog.
This kitchen combines paint with antique pine for the cabinets. The antique pine cabinetry was made by our own shop using wood salvaged by the owner.
Shaker inspired milk painted built-in drawers
The moldings also represent a blend of old and new, with the traditional Shaker style cherry cove molding installed in a modern floating style.
These milk painted built-in drawers with heart pine tops were inspired by an original Shaker tailor's table.
These little spice "drawers" were Shaker inspired...
...with their traditional Shaker oval box inspired curved shape, right down to the brass tacks!
Shaker Style Kitchens
We are so fortunate in this area to have the Canterbury Shaker Village museum just a few miles away. The grace of 'elegant simplicity' in their design esthetic is truly inspirational. With its simple lines, Shaker kitchen cabinets are one of those rare 'bridge' styles that can work well in either a traditional or modern setting.
Vintage Shaker Interpretation
Although Vintage Kitchens has actually done one kitchen in a genuine Shaker house where we had to match the original woodwork detail for detail, most of our new Shaker style kitchens feature a more liberal interpretation of the style. Even though Shaker cabinet design appears simple, it actually takes extra attention to design detail to achieve the kind of restful balance and proportions that make for a truly successful end result. Yet done right, Shaker cabinetry has such a timeless presence that it will always look at home, and current.