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Flat (or Recessed) panels date back to the early American
design periods of 19th century. It found renewed adoption
in the Mission, Shaker, Prairie and Arts and Craft styles
of the 20th century, and enjoys strong popularity throughout many regions today.
Flat panel is mostly seen in large, or family-oriented, home environments such as living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and family rooms. Admired for its "simple" look, flat panel is commonly selected as a less formal alternative to raised panel.
In stark contrast to the beveled edges found in raised panel, flat panel features straight edges, as shown below.
See different applications of wainscoting in the gallery.