Shaker furniture was initially
designed for the religious colonies of Shakers founded
in America in the last quarter of the 18th century,
characterized by austerity of decoration and truth to
materials. Deeply dedicated to the ideals of communal
living and asceticism, the Shakers designed and
constructed furniture that reflected their belief that
to make a thing well was in itself an act of prayer and
their conviction that the appearance of a thing should
follow upon its function. Each item was fashioned solely
to serve its intended use, and all superfluous
decorations, such as inlays and moldings were
Featuring a simple design, clean angles, gentle curves
and tapers, the Shaker style possesses not only a
timeless beauty that is at once antique and modern, but
a light graceful quality that endears it to generation
after generation of furniture enthusiasts.
Like Shaker, the Arts and Crafts style or Mission –style
furniture emphasized designs that were simple in form,
without ornate decoration. They tended to emphasize the
qualities of the materials used. It was “good citizens
furniture,” functional, sturdy and its decorative effect
depended largely on its honestly revealed structure.
Inspired by the great designers of this period,
Furnitech’s Shaker and Mission style media cabinets
epitomizes this unique vision of form, function and
elegance with its finely crafted offerings.
Our media cabinets are capable of handling multiple
components, center channel speakers and Flat Screen TV’s
up to seventy inches. Other features include ventilated
removal back panels, adjustable shelves, wire management
and are IR friendly.
Each of our cabinets is crafted for ultimate strength
and long lasting beauty. The case frames are assembled
with solid wood cleats and dowels which are reinforced
with glue and metal fasteners. Drawers are constructed
using French and English dovetailing. Metal drawer
glides insure ease of drawer mobility even when fully
loaded. Our multiple layer spray finish results in warm
wood tones and scratch resistant surfaces.
Furnitech’s media cabinets are
eco-friendly featuring renewable woods and sustainable
materials. Low emissions engineered wood products are
used for substrates.