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Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot

Carrots mentioned in Shaker Doors Blog

Yes, I know it sounds like I made this up, but "never bolt your door with a boiled carrot" is a real saying. It's a proverb, or a popular phrase that expresses a commonplace truth or useful advice. In this case, it is an Irish proverb. Of course, it is highly unlikely that anyone would actually try to bolt their door with a boiled carrot, rather, the implied meaning behind this proverb is that you should act carefully, and plan ahead for any potential future problems. If you were...

When is a door lock not just a door lock?


Continuing our series about doors from around the world, this week’s blog is about elaborate wooden door locks from Mali.


The locks we use on our front doors are usually small and functional, simply there to keep out intruders and unwanted guests from our homes. However, the Bamana people of Mali, West Africa, used their door locks for other reasons, too.


The Bamana who?

The Bamana people are the largest ethnic minority in Mali. They are farmers, who traditionally live in houses made of mud, with wooden doors. In the past, they used big, elaborate wooden door...

IKEA METOD and Shaker Doors

Shaker Drawer fronts fitted onto IKEA METOD

This week, we take a look at one of our most popular requests.


We frequently get asked if we can make doors to fit IKEA kitchen cabinets, and the answer is yes! We make bespoke doors to fit any new or existing kitchen cabinets, including the popular IKEA METOD kitchen range. Our bespoke doors are ideal for customising kitchen cabinets of any size or design, and they really add individual character and charm to your kitchen.


Our kitchen cabinet doors are a sturdy 22mm thick, compared...

Work in Progress! 44mm Hardwood Doors by Shaker Doors


We’re making 4 Vertical Panel Hardwood Doors.

Unlike a standard door depth (34mm), the timber is 44mm thick, as our client is keen to ensure that these doors feel heavy and sturdy.

In this photo, the tulipwood has been cut and planed. The next stage will be creating the mortice and tennon joint.

Be sure to check our blog for more work in progress reports!


Shaker Doors for Pocket Doors


Looking for a wow-factor in your home or workplace? Consider adding pocket doors! These concealed sliding doors are a great room dividing solution for open plan spaces, especially dining rooms, en-suite bathrooms, kitchens and offices. Pocket doors are also a simple way to increase space in smaller rooms.


We recently supplied pocket doors to our client Mr Tebbutt in London. He wanted to use the Eclisse sliding door system for telescopic pocket doors, meaning that two doors have to have a rebate at a certain measurement. As a joinery company, we are familiar with Eclisse...

Painted Shaker Doors with a Detail

We've recently completed an order for a set of painted doors with a unique mould. An existing door was sent to us and our task was to copy the design down to the last detail.

Moulded Painted Shaker Doors

This was our final outcome and one we are very proud of. 

Despite appearing to be a simple design, the moulding is not in existence anymore so a cutter had to be created in order to get the detail just right. 

Several man hours later we were left with a set of doors we were...

CE Marking and Shaker Doors


CE marking has long been mandatory on products such as toys and electronics. 

On the 1st July 2013, the application of the CE mark was extended to construction products. Glazed doors and windows used externally were immediately affected by this and making it compulsory for all external door sets and patio door sets and windows to be CE marked. 

Conformity of declaration for external window and doors...

Bending with the Curve

Why follow the standard when it comes to the corner of you kitchen? Right angles, sure, they’re alright, but how’d you think it’d look if we curved that one corner of your shaker door kitchen to create a feature of it?

Making a curved shaker door requires far more love and attention, especially if you want the job done well. When the effort is made the end product creates striking extra feature to you’re already beautiful shaker door kitchen.


Here at Shaker doors we expect the best. This comes right down to the finish we put upon our lovingly crafted shaker doors. For the best, you need to go to Morrells. Morrells is a British finishing company and the largest manufacturer of high-performance interior wood finishes in the UK.


“In January 2012 Morrells were proud to receive a Royal Warrant for wood finishes from Her Majesty the Queen”

Morrells strive to have the best possible product on offer at all times and are constantly changing and updating their range.

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Shaker Doors Supports “Made in Britain” Campaign

Shaker Doors supports Made in Britain campaign

Shaker Doors is proud to announce its support for the Made in Britain campaign that encourages all UK based manufacturing businesses to display the official "Made in Britain" logo on all of their products.

The Made in Britain campaign is a non-profit organisation launched to promote and support manufacturing in the UK. It is run by a committee of Directors from UK-based manufacturers as well as leaders of other groups which support British trade and industry. The campaign came about in 2011 when independent...