What is a shaker door?

A shaker door is a distinct style of panel door, which takes its name from the Shaker Movement – master
craftsmen who created it. This ever-popular door styling is renowned for its timeless utilitarian design,
featuring simple yet functional lines and beautifully crafted joinery. Unlike many other door styles, which are
firmly rooted in certain eras, the ‘Shaker Style’ can best be described as a ‘contemporary classic’.
This means it works just as well in a modern setting as it does in a traditional home.

Foxstow’s bespoke doors


Our team at Foxstow specialise in making bespoke doors. We draw on the tried and
tested knowledge of our experienced craftsmen to make virtually any type,
size and style of door that you can imagine.

Shaker doors are just one of the many styles of door that we make. However, this particular style is
afforded a special status, as its minimalist form represents the very essence of a panel door; one of the
three main construction methods used in door making.

A shaker door can be seen as being more than just a style. Rather, it is a starting point for additional
bespoke joinery techniques to be applied, to create a wide range of other door styles, ranging from
period reproductions to one-off designs.

Whatever type door you are looking for, our craftsmen
have the experience and skills to build it in any
size and style you desire.

Our shaker door collection

To help you explore how this beautiful door styling can be applied to your own home or organisation,
you can browse a selection of the shaker doors that we regularly make:

Internal Shaker Doors
External Shaker Doors

This ever-popular door styling is renowned for its
timeless utilitarian design, featuring simple yet
functional lines and beautifully crafted joinery.

Shaker style for new
& existing fitted furniture

As well as making fitted kitchens and bedrooms, we regularly upgrade fitted furniture that other companies have made.

This can be anything from making replacement doors and supporting joinery, to refurbishing existing fitted furniture; to helping a client who has chosen to buy their new cabinet solution ‘off the shelf’, before commissioning us to make high quality bespoke doors and joinery. We can offer as much or as little help as you need, to make your dream kitchen or bedroom become a reality. We are just as happy to work on a project upgrading an IKEA kitchen, as we are in helping to
breathe new life into a high-end designer kitchen.

Shaker doors for IKEA
Kitchens & Bedrooms

We are experts at upgrading fitted furniture, including IKEA METOD kitchens and IKEA PAX Wardrobes. We have helped hundreds of happy customers to upgrade their IKEA furniture, and obtain a high-end bespoke finish at an affordable price.

Looking for Inspiration?

We are always happy to share our experience and expertise, while helping inspire our clients with great ideas.
We look forward to proving this to you, but in the meantime please take a look at our blog
for some helpful tips and inspiration.

Victorian Entrance

We recently manufactured an elegant glazed 4 panel front door for a Victorian house situated in North Oxford. The door retains the same period features as would have been present when the property was originally built.