Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few years, you know that Shaker cabinet door styles have been wildly popular in today’s cabinetry. What you might not know is that there are many types of Shaker door styles, in fact, Dura Supreme actually offers more than 15 different styles of Shaker doors!

These can be designed in inset, full overlay, or standard overlay, in both our framed Crestwood cabinetry line and frameless Bria cabinetry line and made with wood, HDF, Matte Foil, or Textured TFL.  While the edge profiles and the sizing can change, our offerings basically fall into three different camps: the Skinny Shaker, the Shallow Shaker, and the Standard Shaker.  We will dive into each of these three categories.

Skinny Shaker Doors

Skinny Shakers like our Sutton and Reese door styles are a fabulous alternative to a slab door style. These skinny Shakers can exude midcentury modern vibes as well as a New England farmhouse aesthetic (especially when done in inset). Bonus: hardware choices have no size limitations since the rails and stiles are so small!

Our new Paris door style, with 1-3/4″ wide rails and stiles, is our only door that can be defined as both a shallow shaker AND a skinny shaker. More on that later.

Dura Supreme’s Skinny Shaker doors

The Reese door is shown below with inset styling.

Dura Supreme Reese inset door style base cabinets and appliance door panels in Dove paint paired with black aluminum framed doors. 

A modern kitchen with skinny shaker cabinet doors in an almost black paint color from Dura Supreme cabinetry.

Reese door style in full overlay, with a Graphite paint finish. By KSI Kitchen & Bath, designer Tori Olijar. Photo by Martin Vecchio. 

Shallow Shaker Doors

Shallow Shaker style doors have a very slight (only an eighth of an inch) step down to the center panel. The shallow Shaker is great for those who want the ‘essence’ of Shaker styling with a little more contemporary flair.

Two fairly recent new offerings are our Paris door style and our Parker door style. These can be designed in full overlay or inset, are built in either a wood species or HDF, and in framed or frameless cabinetry.

The Kips door style is finished in our Matte Foil for Bria frameless cabinetry and is a shallow Shaker with a beveled inside edge profile. 

As alluded to earlier, the Paris door style can be categorized in both the shallow and the skinny Shaker camps. It is Dura Supreme’s newest offering, responding to the market’s demand for this type of styling.

Below is a more detailed look at a Paris door styled kitchen.

Paris door style shown, in Cherry with both a Cashew stain and an Onyx stain.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry floating vanity and linen cabinets with the shallow Shaker Parker door style in Alabaster stained Quarter-Sawn White Oak.

Shallow Shaker, Parker door style shown, with optional Reeded insert below the sink.

Standard Shaker Doors

The standard Shaker has a ¼” step down to the center panel and can have a beveled or 90 degree inside edge profile. Its rail and stile widths vary from 2¼” to almost 3½” wide. 

The Homestead Panel and Craftsman Panel doors each have a 90-degree inside edge profileHomestead with narrower rails and stiles. The 90-degree profile is more true to historical Shaker styling. Here we see them as inset, although they can also be used in a full overlay application. They make a beautiful statement in modern farmhouse or craftsman styled kitchens.

Standard Shaker doors with 90 degree inside edge profiles, the Homestead Panel door has a 2 3/16″ stile and rail, and the Craftsman Panel door has a 2 11/16″ stile and rail.

A modern kitchen with rustic hickory cabinets with a gray stained finish.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s Craftsman door style in Morel stained Hickory

Our Hudson and Carson doors each have a beveled inside edge profile – Hudson with narrower rails and stiles. The beveled profile creates a softer, transitional look and can be easier to clean. Both are made from a wood species or HDF, and can be designed using full overlay or inset.

Standard Shaker doors with beveled inside edge profiles, the Hudson Panel door has a 2 3/16″ wide stile and rail, and the Carson door has a 2 11/16″ wide stile and rail.

Next we have the Santa Fe, Nolan, and Holland door styles – all of which are made of either a wood species or HDF, and are only available in standard overlay. Santa Fe and Holland have a 90 degree inside edge profile, while Nolan has a beveled profile. Santa Fe and Nolan have the skinnier rails and stiles. 

Standard Shaker style kitchen cabinets that are available in Standard Overlay. The Nolan and Santa Fe doors have 2 3/16″ stiles and rails, and the Holland door has a 2 11/16″ stile and rail. Nolan has a beveled inside edge profile.

A beach style kitchen with two tone cabinets from Dura Supreme with traditional overlay cabinet doors. A backsplash window looks out to the beachy coastal view. A light stained Knotty Alder kitchen island as a table like design and a large floor shelf for storing decor, serveware and other kitchen supplies.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry’s standard Shaker -styled Holland door in Pearl paint with a Stone accent on the wall cabinetry.

With respect to contemporary, standard Shaker doors, we offer Randall and Quinn. Both are available in our frameless Bria Cabinetry line.

The Quinn door style is made using our Textured TFL (Thermally Fused Laminate) material, and has gorgeous texture and graining. This finish is super durable and easy to clean. It pairs beautifully with painted cabinetry in two-toned spaces.

The Randall door is a matte foil door style and has the skinniest rails and stiles in the standard Shaker group. The Matte Foil comes in six different finish options for a clean, minimalist style.

Standard Shaker door styles, available in our frameless Bria line. The Quinn door has matching edge banding and back with a 3″ stile and rail. The Randall door has a beveled inside edge profile with a 2 1/8″ stile and rail.

With the huge selection of Shaker door styles that Dura Supreme offers, it won’t be hard to find the perfect style for your project. The nuances between the beveled and 90-degree profiles, and the skinny vs shallow Shakers, provide some great jumping-off points for different design directions. Whether you’re working with our framed Crestwood cabinetry or frameless Bria cabinetry, stained or painted finishes, even contemporary Matte Foils or Textured TFL, we have a Shaker door style for you!

Check out our entire offering of door styles!

Sandy Kloncz is the Lead Designer and blog author for Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Sandy is the Lead Designer for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of involvement in the field of Kitchen & Bath Design and a degree in Interior Design. Sandy’s experience ranges from running all aspects of a Design+Build firm to creating beautiful cabinetry designs at Dura Supreme. She has been a judge through the Builders Association of the Twin Cities for their semi-annual Parade of Homes Tour and is continually inspired by creative uses of space, appreciating projects where form and function are blended seamlessly.

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