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Back in time to the 1930's...

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One of our recent clients had a problem. She needed replacement internal doors for her 1930's era house, but because of the non-standard dimensions, she was unable to find ready made doors that would fit. That's where we came in. We were able to make 1930's style doors to fit the unusual sizes, while maintaining the same proportion of stiles and rails in the design. Our client was delighted with the results. As you can see in these pictures, the doors really do look like they were made in the...

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...

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...


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...

The Ovolo (or Ovulo)

From the name of our company, Shaker Doors, you wouldn’t be wrong to think that we specialise in just that. These, however, aren’t the only style of doors we pride ourselves by.

The Ovolo put simply is “the curved bit”. The word itself originates from Italian and is diminutive of ovo 'egg', from Latin ovum.

It is often referred to as part of a Georgian Bar or Egg-And-Dart moulding which are more commonly known in the architectural field.

Its intended purpose is to hide or soften any inside edge...

We're Now on Twitter!

If you're interested in what it is we do here at Shaker Doors, why not follow us on Twitter!      


It's constantly updated with new projects from both in the workshop, and out on site.                                   

Simply click on the logo and see...

The Manufacturing Process

This week at Shaker Doors, we have been building a series of panelled oak doors. I have taken some time to give you a little insight into our manufacturing process and how we maintain our high standards.

All oak used for our doors must first reach our high specification to ensure the best quality from the start. Once the timber has been selected it is then checked for bows and knots. These natural defects of the timber are sawn out of the lengths which are used in the building of the doors. The defects are discarded as scrap but not...