Heidi Clark. Dresser. January 16th , 2018.
The dresser for the bedroom as an essential piece of furniture has been much in demand for centuries. Traditionally, a gentlemans dresser for his bedroom was made of oak or mahogany, usually with two top drawers for stockings, gloves, cravats handkerchiefs and other accouterments. On the top would be placed lace covers and a mirror, that should ideally match the wood of the dresser. The remaining three drawers would be single and capacious enough to carry shirts, woollens and breeches. Ladies dressers for bedroom were normally made of cherry or walnut and often featured only single drawers. The defining feature of a ladies dresser is the larger bottom drawer which was specifically designed for her to store linens and fine clothes for the day she became wed. Most dressers contain four drawers but they can have as many as eight or even twelve. Among the most famous cabinet makers of quality English dressers was Thomas Chippendale, whose fine cabinets are still much sought after.
Adding a dresser to your bedroom can be just the right solution to your need for additional storage space. If you find that youre running out of closet space, a dresser can give you the extra storage that you need while also giving you a place to put a mirror and other personal items. However, what one person needs in a dresser can be very different from the next person. For example, you may need a dresser strictly for storage or you may need one to double as a bedroom vanity. Therefore, before you go shopping its very important to know exactly what you need in a dresser. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect dresser for your bedroom.
1. Standard bedroom dresser Standard bedroom dressers are usually rectangular in shape and are not that tall. These pieces of furnitures height range from 2-4 feet in height. These are your usual bedroom dressers as they feature drawers and some occasional cabinets, depending on the deisn. These dressers are what are usually used to store small clothing articles and small items. Its top can also function as a place for small display items like vases, photo frames and small figurines. A standard bedroom dresser is usually placed in rooms that have little space as these pieces are not big and bulky. These dressers come in different designs and can be made from different kinds of wood. The usual combinations are oak and maple since these hardwoods are very durable and are good for keeping clothes. Artistic touches of these simple standard dressers are usually noticed with the knobs and the color and grain combination of the wood used in the dresser.
The same dovetail joinery that craftsmen use to create sturdy handmade desks is also used to build elegant tops, sides and drawers of handmade dressers. The body of the dresser, or the carcass, is held together with dovetail joints that add an element of design as well as making it extremely strong. Other dressers employ frame and panel construction that is highlighted by mortise and tenon joinery that is accented with wooden pins. Combining both techniques for any style of handmade dresser is what makes the carcass durable and the drawers move in and out smoothly.
Dressers are furniture that is usually found in the bedroom. These pieces of furniture are usually fitted with drawers that parallel one another. The number of drawers that dressers contain depends on its size as some may have as much as 8 drawers. These pieces of furniture usually are used for keeping clothing articles and other items organized, but other uses can be brought to mind depending on the design and size of the dresser.Dressers can come in different shapes and forms, and this ultimately determines what to use it for and how to place it inside the bedroom. Sometimes, dressers are chosen and made to suit a theme chosen for the room, and sometimes it is purposely designed to stand out in the room because of its aesthetic qualities.
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