Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-19-2007, 09:29 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Downeast Maine
Posts: 999
Share |
Default

Cabinet doors made of hardwood and fiberboard


Quote:
Originally Posted by PK. View Post
A true Shaker door is a reversed raised panel. Some of the door manufacturers sell flat panel doors and call them Shaker doors. But there is a difference. When I make them I sometimes backcut the panel so the door is centered in the frame. (Although this also isn't a true Shaker door) Without the backcut, a 3/4" panel will sit proud of the frame unless you sand down the raised panel.
If you're talking historically, PK, then nearly all panels had the back relived a bit where they entered the rail and stile dados. So yes, historically a shaker panel would be "raised" on the back. As would any other door panel (others raised on BOTH sides. However, I haven't seen any cabinet or furniture manufacturer who does that today, so I'm not sure the point applies to the situation.

NateHanson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 25
Default

Cabinet doors made of hardwood and fiberboard


Quote:
Originally Posted by NateHanson View Post
However, I haven't seen any cabinet or furniture manufacturer who does that today, so I'm not sure the point applies to the situation.

I think Conestoga still does... other than that, none come to mind. None of the typical dealer-type cabinets atleast (Bertch, Wellborn Forrest, Cornerstone, whomever).
CuCullin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 10:18 AM   #18
PK.
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 50
Default

Cabinet doors made of hardwood and fiberboard


You can order reversed raised panel doors from most of the door manufacturers.

I used to think that a flat panel door was a Shaker door myself until a furniture conservator explained the difference. I know that a lot of the catalogues will list a flat panel door as Shaker style, but really they're Arts and Crafts. Look at any of the catalogues and you'll see so-called Shaker doors with rope moulding and all sorts of adornments, is this a correct usage of the name?

It may not matter to the majority of people this question of definitions, but it does to some. If you bid a kitchen and specify Shaker doors and show up with flat panel doors you're going to have a problem if the person who's paying the bills knows their furniture.

PK. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.