"Best" Shaker style door

strayerdarbSeptember 29, 2013

Hi! My custom cabinet maker can make my doors however I want. Here are 2 photos of 2 examples of how he can do the inside edge. What is the best, classic shaker door style? (width of the stiles and rails and type of bead or bevel on the inside panel). Photo 1 is a bead and photo 2 is a slanted edge like a bevel. He can do whatever I want. I just can't tell in most of the Houzz photographs what this part of the cabinet door looks like because I can't zoom in enough to see that level of detail.
My kitchen will be frameless full overlay shaker cabinets, painted white on perimeter, island painted dark, white macaubus quartzite on island, antique brown granite on perimeter. Contemporary hardware and fixtures, but not ultra-modern.
Photo 3 is my inspiration kitchen.


here's photo 1: bead

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Here's photo 2: slanted or beveled

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 5:38PM
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Here's photo 3 - the inspiration kitchen

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 5:39PM
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I went "beveled" to keep dirt down -not sure it makes that much difference - so go with what you like visually.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 6:41PM
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I have #1 and very happy with it. DH wanted your #2 option but for me it was just too simple, I really like the curves of #1, still simple but a little dressier. It is all depends on what look you are going for. Plus as always and what really worked for me, is going with what feels right to you.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 6:58PM
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My beveled cherry is over a year old and I haven't once had to get out the Q-tips to clean the corners. It looks like traditional Shaker until you look up close. Let's face it, people vow they'll clean more when they get a new kitchen, but that only lasts a few months before the novelty wears off, then you're back to your old cleaning habits.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 7:00PM
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Sorry. I keep making duplicates lately, and I'm not doing anything different!

This post was edited by may_flowers on Sun, Sep 29, 13 at 19:24

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 7:01PM
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When I was searching, I always had a gut attraction to the beveled edge over the curved; who can say why? Do you ever feel that for one or the other?

I do think that the bevel looks more "shaker" and the curved more transitional. What is the feel that you are going for?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 7:13PM
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I want it to be a clean look. I want to get away from any fussy raised panels (my current kitchen) and fussy mouldings. The mouldings will be a simple cove style and hopefully the full overlay, frameless cabinets will be very clean and simple.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 7:30PM
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I am going for #1! They call it quarter round though- I think that is the same as what you are calling bead. It looks the same to me at least.
these are vanity cabinets but same door style by my cabinet maker although we are doing frameless full overlay:


    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 9:00PM
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Thanks! Does anyone have a photo of the beveled style in white paint?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 9:10PM
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