Finely crafted Shaker furniture
616 Owl Hill Road - Lititz, PA - 717-626-9461

FREQUENT QUESTIONS


Where is The Shaker Shoppe Located?

The Shaker Shoppe, Inc. is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the Heart of Amish Country.

We are quite proud to call the Historic Town of Lititz our home. Lititz is an approximate 1 hour drive to Philadelphia, PA , a 3 hour drive to New York City and a 1-1/2 hour drive to Baltimore, MD

Our physical address is;

THE SHAKER SHOPPE, INC.
616 OWL HILL ROAD
LITITZ, PA 17543

PHONE - 717-626-9461 FAX - 717-626-8511

EMAIL - shakershoppe@dejazzd.com

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What are the Showroom Hours?

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Our showroom is closed for the Winter and will reopen on Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Appointments to view the Showroom during this Winter closing period can be made by contacting us at shakershoppe@dejazzd.com

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Can You Give me Driving Directions to Your Showroom?

DIRECTIONS FROM LANCASTER & ROUTE 30

- Travel Route 501 North for 6 miles to the traffic light at the Pizza Hut / Burger King, which is just north of the Lancaster Airport

- Turn right onto Owl Hill Road.

- Travel Owl Hill Road for 2 miles to The Shaker Shoppe at 616 Owl Hill Road. (About 1 Mile in on Owl Hill Road there is a tricky intersection where you need to keep to the right at a 4-way Stop Sign to Stay on Owl Hill Road.)

DIRECTIONS FROM THE PA TURNPIKE

- Take Exit 286 (US 222 /READING / LANCASTER)

- After Exiting Toll Booths, proceed app. 1/10 mile,and then make a left on 222 South

- Travel 222 South app. 5 miles to the 2nd Exit ,which is for Brownstown/Rothsville/772.

- At the bottom of the ramp turn right onto Route 772 West and travel for app. 6 miles to the Square in the Town of Lititz

- Turn Left onto Route 501.

- Travel 501 for app. 1 mile (stay on 501, do not make the right back onto 772 that comes up.)

- Turn Left at the Burger King / Pizza Hut traffic light onto Owl Hill Road.

- Travel Owl Hill Road 2 miles to The Shaker Shoppe at 616 Owl Hill Road. (About 1 Mile in on Owl Hill Road there is a tricky intersection where you need to keep to the right at a 4-way Stop Sign to Stay on Owl Hill Road.)

CONVENIENT GOOGLE MAPS LINK FOR DIRECTIONS FROM YOUR LOCATION

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What Woods & Finishes are Available?

For the most part we work in Tiger Maple, Cherry and Sugar Pine and have our products priced in each.

In addition we can work in other other woods such as Walnut, Red Oak, Quarter-Sawn White Oak, Poplar, Bird's Eye Maple. Even imported woods are available if we can acertain that they were harvested in an ecologically minded manner. Just about any wood that you can think of is available to our shop in short order, there are many reliable sources nearby to us.

As far as finishes go, you can view some of our standard colors HERE We are happy to mail out actual wood finish samples when you order so that you can approve the colors before we would finish any piece that you ordered.

We also provide custom stain and paint colors if you would like to match a piece that you own.

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DO YOU SHIP?

Yes...We can expertly get any of our pieces of furniture to any residence or workplace world-wide.

You can read more about showroom pick-ups, local deliveries and distant shipments by clicking HERE

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What is Shaker Furniture?

Shaker Furniture is a style of furniture that was created by group of Early American Settlers known as The Shakers. The Shakers emigrated from England in the late 1700's and became known for the highly functional, yet simplistic furniture form that they created.

You can read more about the Shakers HERE.

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Where is our Furniture Made?

Most of the Furniture that we have on display in our showroom and offer for sale through our website is handcrafted by our own cabinetmakers and finishers right here in our workshop in Lititz Pennsylvania. Our workshop adjoins our showroom and we often provide workshop tours to visitors that make prior arrangements to do so.

The historical Windsor chairs that we show and sell are hand-crafted by Lawrence Crouse in Kearneysville, West Virginia. Pennsylvania artist Kathy Graybill provides us with the fractur decorated antiques and reproduction painted signs and chests.

The Fine Furniture that we Hand-Craft and offer for sale is about as AMERICAN MADE as you can get.

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Is our Furniture Made of Solid Wood?

Yes, all of our Furniture is crafted of the finest wood that is available to us. We use select grades of solid Pennsylvania Cherry, Tiger Maple, and Sugar Pine to craft heirloom pieces that will last for many generations.

You will never find any particle-board, vinyl, or flake-board in anything that we craft...only boards from real trees.

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DO WE BUILD KITCHENS?

The short answer is yes, we have been building them since 1980 and have completed hundreds of them.

A longer answer with hundreds of Kitchen Photo's can be seen by clicking HERE

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Do we do Custom Work?

Many of the pieces that we craft are customized in one way or another, often requests will be made to change the heights, widths and depths of our standard pieces which is easily accomplished and done on a regular basis. In addition, various elements such as door panels, molding profiles, foot cut-outs and options such as glass doors are often interchanged between pieces to create very personal selections for our clients.

It is also quite common for us to craft custom pieces for clients from photos or magazine clippings that they bring in.

If you are interested in a custom piece please email us the details or stop in our showroom to discuss your needs.

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Do we work in other Furniture Styles?

While Shaker furniture and Shaker reproductions are our forte, we often craft pieces in other styles. Lately we have been crafting a fair amount of Mission and Arts & Crafts style furniture for clients. Past projects that we have completed have contained design influences reminiscent of Pennsylvania German, Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright furniture forms.

Our cabinetmakers are quite accomplished and always on the lookout for a challenge...if you have something that you would like in mind please plan a visit soon to discuss it with us.

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What Woods do we use and where do we get them?

Only select hardwoods & softwoods indigenous to North America are used to craft the Furniture that we offer.

Primarily Appalachian Cherry from Pennsylvania, Tiger Maple from New York State, and Sugar Pine from Northern California are the woods that we craft in. In addition we also work with species such as Black Walnut, Red Oak, Quarter-Sawn White Oak & Tulip Poplar to name just a few.

The wood that we craft our Furniture with has all been properly seasoned and Kiln-Dried to guard against excess seasonal movement and unwanted insect pests.

All of the wood that we work with is procured through suppliers and means utilizing sustainable forestry and conservation methods.

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How do I place an order?

Orders can be placed over the phone by calling us at 717-626-9461, by visiting our Showroom & Workshop in Lititz, PA, or through our Website's secure Shopping Cart feature.

Just compile the specifics such as the piece, wood specie & color that you are looking for and we will gladly help with the rest. We are pretty thorough with our order taking and will often phone with questions to be sure that we get it right the way you want it.

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Is Your Website Secure?.....What is your Privacy Policy?

This website is owned and maintained by The Shaker Shoppe, Inc. This company is located at the following address and operates the manufacturing facility and showroom for the firms products at this same location. If you need to reach us, you can.

The Shaker Shoppe, Inc.
616 Owl Hill Road
Lititz, PA 17543

Phone - 717-626-9461
Fax - 717-626-8511

email - shakershoppe@dejazzd.com

Primary Contact - Tom Rossman

THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN FORMATTED WITH YOUR SECURITY IN MIND, ALL INFORMATION GATHERED IN OUR CHECKOUT AREA IS PROTECTED USING 256-BIT SECURE SOCKETS LAYER ENCRYPTION. CLICK ON THE SSL SEALS THAT ARE LOCATED ON EVERY PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW OUR CERTIFICATES.

All information that is submitted by you when making a purchase or requesting to be added to our mailing list is used for said purposes only. We do not sell or share our email addresses or demographic information that is obtained through our website to any other business, organization or individual for any reason at any time.

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What about Shipping & Delivery?

We are able to safely pack, ship, or deliver any of the products that we craft just about anywhere. Listed below are a few links that describe some of the options offered.

PICKED UP AT OUR LITITZ, PA LOCATION

DELIVERED WITHIN A 4 HOUR DRIVING RADIUS OF LITITZ, PA IN OUR TRUCK BY OUR MEN

DISTANT DELIVERIES

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After I order a piece of furniture how long does it take until it is ready?

If you place an order for an item that is listed as being a "Sale" item that is on our showroom floor it will be crated and shipped within 7-10 days of when we receive your order. If the piece or item that you are ordering will need to be crafted, you can expect delivery within a 6-9 week time frame. We are pretty good about keeping in touch with you as to when your order will be ready and will give you a very good idea as to when you can expect delivery at the time that you place your order.

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What makes your furniture different from what we see in the larger furniture stores?

Aside from the over-all pleasing look that is present in Shaker Furniture, I would have to say materials & workmanship. Our furniture is made from the beauty of trees and the hands of talented craftsmen.......not from plywood factories and automated machines sent over on a ship in a cardboard box.

Our furniture incorporates traditional woodworking joinery such as mortise & tenons and dovetails.....not staples, glue and metal brackets.

One of the most obvious aspects about our furniture is that it will be in use long after it is paid for and will increase in value. All of our pieces are signed and dated by the craftsman that created it, pieces like ours will become heirlooms within the family of the purchaser. Our furniture is crafted to last as long as the antiques that we have studied to create them.......not just until the 36 month interest-free deal is up.

Point blank......our furniture is not of the disposable variety that is being offered these days in the big box stores.

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What is the best way to take care of and clean the wood furniture that you make?

Our furniture has all been protected with a very durable varnish that can easily be kept looking nice with just a damp cloth to dust with or wipe up any spills. If you feel that more is needed or a dusting agent is desired our recommendation would be to use GUARDSMAN WAX FREE FURNITURE POLISH@ This is a product that is made by VALSPAR which is the same company that mixes the varnishes that we protect our furniture with. ( www.guardsman.com )

The main thing you want to keep from doing is introducing any cleaners that contain wax or silicone, as these type products can cause the appearance of those infamous "WHITE RINGS" that are caused from wet glasses and the like. Products that contain Wax will eventually cause a wax build-up.....when a wet glass is placed on a surface that has a wax build-up moisture will work it's way under the wax and create the "WHITE RING." Products that contain silicone can cause problems with any future repairs or refinishes that may be required.....it can cause a condition known as "FISH-EYE" if it is present when the piece is being refinished or repaired.

Unlike a "WAX " finish that is being offered by many furniture crafters these days, our furniture does not require periodic re-waxing, or additional coats to be applied to keep the furniture looking good.

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