Antonia Hardy. Dresser. December 13th , 2017.
It may always seem like you can never get enough storage space in your home; never the enough amount of closets, and other furniture that are suitable for storage. You may even find that whenever a closet space is filled, it starts filling out into your living spaces making for an unorganized mess that you really rather not have. If you want to have quality dressers, you will find that in order to get yourself one, you will need to pay an extraordinary amount of it because if you settle for anything less, you can be sure that it will not last you a long time. The perfect solution to this dilemma is to find plans for dresser building and making one on your own. After all, dresser plans are not that will not be very complicated as long as you have the basic woodworking skills and tools.
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.
The finish of the dresser will also depend on its usage levels and visibility. For example, if you plan on a dresser that will have high visibility, use attractive wood and paint or stain finish that will be able to complement your decor. 3. Determine your skill level for the type of dresser you want to attempt on working on. If you want to make a dresser that will be an heirloom piece for future generations to enjoy, look into using only the hardiest of woods. Note however, that in order to even attempt on making this kind of dresser, you will need to have more experience on delicate finishing touches because heirloom dresser plans include extra touches to make your piece stand out.
One of the most important things you need to do when looking for the perfect dresser is choose a dresser based on your specific type of bedroom. You need to make sure that the dresser you choose fits in with the overall décor of your bedroom. There are lots of really beautiful dressers available in different styles so it shouldnt be difficult to find one to fit in with your bedroom. Does your bedroom have more of a traditional feel? If so you should choose a dresser with a classic, traditional look. Does your bedroom have the elegant feel of a Victorian theme? Try a dresser with a romantic feel enhanced with beautiful attention to the detailed carvings.
Regency, Victorian and Edwardian dressers for bedroom are all made of wood with a quality French polish on the front. The back was usually left unvarnished. Often the drawers would have locks. Today, dressers come in a wide variety of materials including the modern favourite MDF - micro density fibreboard - with a woodstain veneer on the top and sides. This hardwearing easy care engineered wood product can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Swedish firm Ikea has specialised in supplying such dressers for the bedroom in low cost flat pack format for self assembly at home. In days of old you would have to struggle up the stairs with the weighty pre crafted dresser.
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