Shaker furniture is not just any type of furniture. It is a concept which has a background of its own. The background has religious elements which have influenced the shapes and designs of the furniture. The shaker furniture was introduced in an attempt to differentiate shakers from the rest of the public and this was done by shakers themselves.
The furniture is a sign of simplicity and usefulness and these are two concepts that are present in the beliefs of shakers. The furniture is not too decorated rather it is kept simple and not showy at all.
Design: As mentioned above, shakers keep their possession as simple as they can, shaker furniture is not too decorated either. The shelves, tables and chairs are not decorated with carving or any other form of decoration. The furniture gives off the look of wood only and is made to fulfill the purpose and requirement and not to contribute to the look or environment of where it is placed. Although it is kept simple, the furniture has a beauty of its own which people will not find in other types of furniture. The concept behind it is itself very beautiful.
Inspiration: The simplicity that the furniture is a symbol of is something that has inspired many. Using good quality wood and expertise of making furniture this simple looking furniture can be made to look beautiful without the need of designing and carving. Without a doubt, this furniture has been an inspiration to many of today’s people.