Beautifully versatile doors
The shaker door’s contemporary, classic lines give it a timeless appeal, meaning it can complement buildings from almost any era, traditional or modern. Its minimalist aesthetic is rarely out of place, and it can be customized in a number of ways. For example, with the addition of glazing, the shaker style can be easily applied to French doors.
A shaker door unique to you
When you buy a door ‘off the shelf’ you are, by definition, not getting a door that is perfect for your property.
However, when you buy a bespoke made shaker style door you are getting one that is perfect for you.
All our shaker style doors are bespoke, meaning we can build exactly what you have in mind for your home.
You can pick the timber, decide on the detailing and finish, and we can accommodate any specific requirements you
may have. If, for example, you have French doors in mind but would like wider than standard rail and style (frame),
allowing for more glass, and less doorframe, that’s no problem for our expert craftsmen. Some of the main
bespoke options available to our customers include:
Doors come in standard sizes – but many homes do not. If you require a door with specific, non-standard, dimensions, we can create it.
Our shaker style doors can be provided primed or unprimed, or if you’d prefer, we can apply waxes, oils, lacquers and varnishes to provide protection and enhance the wood’s natural beauty. Alternatively, if you purchase a pre-hung doorset (meaning we provide your door already in its frame, and ready to install in the gap), we can save time by painting your door for installation.
Woods are differentiated from one another not just in looks, but in durability and the way they age. We have a wide variety of timber available for our customers that range from traditional favourites like oak to groundbreaking modern innovations that may be suitable if your door will be exposed to heavy weathering conditions.
Whether you would like French doors that look out onto your patio, or a front door that you can see through, we can provide glazing services that adhere to safety standards, technically suited to where it is installed, and which complements your door style.
Ironmongery allows you to style your door using ‘door furniture’ in a variety of interesting ways, giving you control over elements like house numbers and letterboxes. Also, it includes more functional things like bi-fold mechanisms and hinges. In either case, we can offer advice on what will work with your shaker door and source the best products from our trusted suppliers and manufacturers.
Style and detailing
When you choose to commission a bespoke door, you can style it in virtually any way you want. This includes the use of mouldings, decorative grooves, timber veneers, and artisanal creations like marquetry. This means you can alter your shaker style door to reflect any style and period you wish.
Foxstow’s wider joinery capabilities mean that we can not only create a beautiful bespoke shaker door for you, but also the accompanying door frames and architraves, should you need them. This means that you can apply all of the bespoke possibilities you have in mind for your door to the frame it sits within.
Beyond the shaker door style
Shaker style doors are unique because they are representative of the panel door – one of the three standard approaches of door construction, along with flush / slab, and ledge and brace / baton – at its purest and most basic. However, in addition to shaker doors, we can create other styles of panel door that are representative of different historical periods (such as Georgian or Victorian), as well as flush / slab doors and traditional ledge and brace / baton doors. If you have any other designs in mind, please visit our main site to learn more about the door making services we offer.
View our most popular shaker style doors
To offer inspiration for your bespoke door project, we have provided a gallery of our most popular work. These doors are our most frequently ordered products, and can be created with excellent lead times. They can also serve as a handy starting point for your own bespoke door project. Our gallery also includes pricing information, to help you get a handle on how much your bespoke door may cost you. However, while we hope this gallery is useful, it cannot, by definition, be fully representative of Foxstow’s bespoke door making capabilities. For that reason, if you would like to discuss your requirements in more depth, please feel free to get in touch.
A starting point for your bespoke door project
Because all of our doors are made to bespoke requirements, we do not have any ‘off-the-shelf’ external doors available. However, we do have a gallery of our most popular types of shaker door, which can be created extremely quickly. Our gallery also includes pricing information, to help you get a handle on how much your bespoke door may cost you. Please don’t mistake this for ‘everything we can do’. Given the wide range of external door options available to our customers, it is simply not possible to provide such a comprehensive guide – therefore, consider this a starting point for your own bespoke door project.