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Shaker Style or Flat Panel Cabinet Doors

Brushy Creek Custom Doors section index

Brushy Creek Custom Doors Mission and Shaker Door Profiles

On our Raised Panel cabinet door profiles page, we explained the differences between Raised Panel, Flat Panel, and Slab doors and drawer fronts. On this page, we are going to fully concentrate on flat panel doors (recessed panel). From Brushy Creek Custom Doors, their flat panel doors are technically Mission or Shaker style. Flat panel doors are commonly referred to as shaker style doors. Yet a true shaker will have mostly square or simple angled profiles to it. Anything scrolly or with curves to the profiles would be called just flat panel, such as the Carolina Mission door that will be shown below. Most of the Mission and Shaker Styles do have the more squared off profiles, and even beaded flat panel looks. Matching drawer fronts are made the same way. The Carolina Mission when you look at the black and white diagram of how the inside frame profile is cut, it has a curve very similar to the Step Round edge profile.

We will show all 6 possible edge choices after the door style pictures. If your goal is Shaker style, we do recommend selecting the Bevel or Square edge. That is more true for a shaker design. Notice too, that each door style is a variation of another style. Such as the Mission and Cottage Mission. On the Cottage Mission, grooves are cut vertically across the top and bottom frame rails to give the appearance of an assembled frame. Wood doors are made from 5 pieces (4 frame pieces surrounding a panel). The 3D Laminate doors are a solid one-core door, with the design cut into them. This same illusion is repeated on the Hancock design. Gives the impression of the top and bottom rails fitted between the left and right rails.

Note too that all 3 beaded panel patterns have different grooved designs to them, one shallow and square, one with cove type cuts, and one with true raised bead look. Matching width drawer fronts will follow the same bead pattern so all lines will line up vertically from door to drawer front. This is when one equal width drawer front is mounted above one door. When one drawer front or false front is above two doors, it is understood the bead lines may not be on the same vertical lines, but all the frame sizes will match up.

* A suggestion that we would like to offer: On flat panel and beaded flat panel drawer fronts, your inclination may be to get woodgrain laminates in a horizontal grain. This would be the normal way you would select raised panel drawer fronts. But on the shaker style, with a drawer front being mounted directly above a door, it may come off looking better with a vertical grain. Especially on the beaded panels. When the grain follows the bead and groove lines, you are not crossing lines perpendicular. This is only our opinion. We feel vertical grain compliments better on shaker drawer fronts.

Now the Recessed Panel Door and Drawer Front Styles

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Corresponding Drawer Front Diagrams

Recessed Panel Door and Drawer Fronts - Outside Edge Profiles

This refers to the very perimeter of a door or drawer front. Any door style can be made with any of the following six edge choices.
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Additional Door ordering notes:

If you would like a slab drawer front with a corresponding edge to go with your flat panel doors, you can mix it up like that. Many kitchens and bathrooms do not have matching drawer fronts to the doors. Adding slab fronts is very popular, especially for shorter heights that cannot be made in a matching flat panel design. On the quotation / order form, you would request a slab drawer front and denote the same edge as those on the doors, if that is your choice.

Concealed hinge boring is an option and only done when requested. On these 6 styles, you do not need to specify right or left boring. Top and bottom of each door is identical, they can be flipped for left or right hinging. Beaded styles will have uniform edge spacing on the far left and far right beads for the full width of the door or drawer front.

If you still have questions, you are welcome to e-mail or call us. This page is reference for the recessed panel door and drawer front designs only.
  • To view raised panel doors and their profile choices, please select that link. Slab door designs shown on that page too.
  • And then when you are ready to view all the 3-D Laminate colors, go to that page.

There are other helpful pages referring to moldings, measuring, and other accessories. Links are at the bottom of each Brushy Creek Doors page, or in our menu at the top of every page.
And then after you piece it all together, you can request a quote by using our Quotation and Ordering Form.
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