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Shaker Style wood kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts
This is how Woodmont Doors defines their Shaker Door Style:
- Simple profiles, clean lines with little ornamentation
Okay, now our definition. Shaker Style doors are 5-piece flat panel doors. The four frame pieces, normally with squared off profiles, surround a plywood panel. There are a lot of straight lines and some faint slopes. Then the drawer fronts can be a matchig 5-piece front or just a slab front. Frame widths can vary: you will find 2-1/8", 2-5/8", and wide frames of 3" below. A few designs will have that faint ornamentation to them, thus varying a little from the traditional shaker design. Panels by default will be plywood, but you can opt for a reversed raised panel (RRP) which will still look the same from the front. It would just be a thicker solid wood panel instead of plywood.
Important note: Doors are available only in the noted wood choice listed in the name. Paint grade is available too for all doors. Doors can be ordered unfinished, or pre-finished in one of the finish choices noted for the specific wood choice. If you request them as paint grade to paint them yourself, choose a good brand wood paint, not just latex wall paint. There are vast differences. Unfinished stain grade doors will be prepped for you to use a good quality wood stain which will allow grain to be seen.
Doors with Frame Style E are considered the more traditional shaker profile. It is a slight bevel from the inside frame to the plywood panel. The S Frame has a drop and a roundover to it. Guess we can call it a soft shaker look.
Quick thought to express about grain direction
When ordering cabinet doors and drawer fronts with Woodmont, here are some particulars about grain direction. Doors are composed of 4 frame pieces surrounding a panel. The top and bottom rails of a door have a horizontal grain. The left and right rails have a vertical grain. This is true on ALL doors. Then the wood panel on a door, either veneered plywood or solid raised panel will always have a vertical grain (up and down). Slab drawer fronts, the solid wood drawer fronts will always have a horizontal grain. The only exception is the Bristol Maple design which is a veneer door, it's drawer front will have a vertical grain just as the doors do in that style.
The 5-piece drawer fronts are a little more tricky on grain. All 5-piece drawer fronts with plywood panels will have a vertical grain on the panel. BUT, any drawer fronts ordered with an RRP (reversed raised panel) solid wood drawer front, will have a horizontal grain. The grain on solid wood will almost always flow with the longest direction of that piece of wood.
When ordering any Maple doors in the solid paint colors, the panels, plywood, RRP, or BD, will be MDF. MDF has no grain direction, there is no grain. If requesting any unfinished Maple doors as Unfinished Paint Grade, those also will come with MDF panels. MDF panels paint better for solid tone colors. All translucent stain colors always come with real wood panels.
Proceding to the Quotation or Ordering Process
When you are ready to request a quote or to place an order, here is what you need to know:
- Open the on-line quotation and ordering form. Or use the FAX Order Form. Or just organize your notes for an e-mail or phone call to us.
- You will enter the design name on the quotation / order form. (Clicking any image above will take you to a page with many more details about the particular style.)
- Note if you are requesting unfinished stain grade, check it. Unfinished paint grade, check that. Or select one of the prefinished door stain colors.
- Hinge boring is an option, choose one method or leave it blank if you do not require it.
- If you need hinges, you can tell us which you need, and how many.
- Many doors have a choice of RRP (reversed raised panel) or 1/4" veneer panel - tell us your choice. RRP will cost a little more.
- Commence on entering all your door quantities and sizes, in inches to the sixteenth of an inch.
- Enter drawer front quantities and sizes if you need any. Any 5-piece drawer front requests that do not meet the min. height requirement will become a slab drawer front.
- If you need plywood, veneer, or molding choices, note those in their selected areas of the form. Use the molding part numbers to identify moldings.
When you submit your quotation form, we will try to get to it as soon as possible. Sometimes it will take us 2 to 3 days, please be patient with us. And most Saturdays and Sundays we do not work. Thus submissions placed on Friday may not be worked on until Tuesday or Wednesday. Because Monday generally presents a few challenges in catching up.
We treat all door submissions as Quote First. No pricing is shown on our website for cabinet doors. It is too complex. So your submission will be considered a quote request. After we quote it, you can decide to proceed as an order. Repeat customers may just want to proceed as an order. We will still quote it first and send back your data for you to look over and confirm that all your details and measurements are correct. Everything is gone over twice or three times.
Make sure you double check your e-mail address entered. The auto-responder only reads the e-mail that you typed in. It has no way of verifying or checking it for accuracy. That is up to you. Thus, if you did not see the auto-responder e-mail, chances are you entered your e-mail incorrectly. Or you have Earthlink and it blocked it. Or you have GMail and GMail is having fun by hiding it in the Spam folder that they also hide way down in the folder list. Aren't these challenging times. Our forms on this website, contact, mini-contact, and quotation forms, are all preset to display return e-mail acknowledgments as from EWsales@eclectic-ware.com. Please keep that e-mail address from being blocked. And we never use that e-mail to spam or do any of those crazy broadcast lists. That e-mail address is for our customers to use.
Uncertain about a door style or finish color prior to ordering?
There are some solutions for this. First, there is no minimum size order. If you would like to order one door or one drawer front first to test it out, you can. Additionally, if you are only uncertain about the finish color, Woodmont does make sample chip blocks with the actual stains and paints on real wood. They do charge $6 each for them and $12 for the shipping of one or more, but it is a way to see the color first. We think ordering a door in the design and color you are considering is the better of the two ideas. But both are options.
Woodmont Doors website section pages:
Woodmont cabinet door designs by web page:
Modern Door Designs
Shaker Door Designs
Transitional Door Designs
Traditional Door Designs