** Updated June 8th, 2022. Originally posted October 15th, 2021, and titled All You Need To Know About The Slim Shaker Cabinet Front.
Are Shaker Slim doors the modern face of cabinet design? You might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, behold – Shaker Slim fronts have become a standard of modern design in new homes and remodels! Wondering if they are a good fit for your home? Keep reading to find out!
What is a Shaker Slim?
Shaker Slim doors, also called a Skinny Shaker or Slim Shaker, are a type of shaker door that is narrower in width than traditional shaker doors. These doors are typically used in kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, where space is limited. Shaker Slim doors offer the same classic style as traditional Shaker doors, but with a more streamlined look.
Shaker Slim doors are made with high-quality woodworking construction, just like traditional shaker doors. The main difference is in the width of the door frame. Shaker Slim doors have a narrower frame, which gives them a sleeker appearance. These doors can be made with either full overlay or inset construction.
When choosing Shaker Slim doors for your kitchen or bathroom, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting a high-quality product. These doors are built to last and will add a touch of elegance to any space.
The History & Evolution of the Shaker
The Shaker door is a style of cabinet door that has its origins in the Shaker religious sect. This group was known for their simple, utilitarian design aesthetic. The Shaker door reflects this aesthetic with its clean lines and lack of ornate details.
Shaker doors became popular in the early 1800s and have remained a popular choice for cabinets and furniture ever since. The shaker style has evolved over time, but the basic design remains the same.
Today, Shaker doors come in a variety of designs and are made from a number of materials. Plywood, MDF, or even glass may be used to produce shaker doors. If you want a classic shaker style, wood is of course the most traditional material. Veneer or Thermofoil wrapped MDF/HDF cores immediately liven up the classic Shaker. Add a Glass insert and you have quite an elegant upgrade. Thin out that frame and you have the Shaker Slim.
Shaker Slim – the Modern Cabinet Front?
One of the biggest advantages of Shaker Slim doors is that they can help to make a small kitchen look bigger. The clean lines and simple design of shaker slim doors can give the illusion of more space, which is ideal if you’re working with a small kitchen. In addition, shaker slim doors are very easy to clean. The sleek design means that there are fewer nooks and crannies for dirt and grime to build up.
Shaker Slim doors are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of kitchen designs. Whether you’re going for a modern, minimalist look or something more traditional, Shaker Slim doors can be adapted to fit your style.
The Shaker door style has been popular for centuries, but the shaker slim is a modern twist on this classic design. These doors, with their sleek form and flexible style, will bring sophistication to any area.
How is the Shaker Slim made?
Our custom cabinets fronts, often used to customize and reface IKEA™ Kitchen Systems, are made from a high grade, durable MDF or HDF board that is 3/4″ thick. The Shaker Slim frame is less than an 1″ wide measuring at 3/5″. Once assembled, the doors are finished using our thermofoil laminating process, ensuring a clean smooth look with no bubbles, seams, or peeling.
This process makes the doors very durable, able to withstand the wear and tear of high use areas. In addition to our thermofoil Laminate, we offer a Veneer & Painted Shaker Slim fronts for almost infinite customization options.
Can I customize my IKEA cabinets with Shaker Slim doors?
We manufacture several custom Shaker Slim options for installation on IKEA™ cabinets. These fronts are available for all of IKEA™’s cabinet door lines including Sektion, Akurum, Besta, Pax, and Godmorgan. Don’t have an Ikea cabinet? Not a problem! These fronts can be customized to fit almost any size cabinet.