Shaker designs are renowned for their quality. They believed in making furniture once and well to avoid being wasteful of both time and materials. Not only that, but because their furniture was an expression of faith and servitude, they honed every piece to perfection. Their furniture embodied a commitment to quality.
Natural materials and the art of hand-made were honoured, but the Shakers were also responsible for creating advancements in machinery too if it served to be useful. The circular saw, for example, was an invention of the Shakers, because it produced more accurate cuts.
It’s this Shaker principle that reaffirms not to sacrifice the quality of the furniture that you have in your home. Seek out the pieces that are made in the way that they should be, from every angle and at every join, and from the best material for the item in question.
Invest in the pieces that have been designed to last the course.