Mae Carr. Dresser. January 22nd , 2018.
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.
2. Sand and paint your dressers with care Sanding and painting a kitchen dresser is a job which is best done outdoors. It can be a very messy job - and no one wants to breathe paint fumes if they dont have to, so take your dresser outside before you begin. Start by sanding your kitchen dresser thoroughly, since this will help your paint stick to the wood and save you a lot of trouble down the road. Choose the color of paint according to the kitchen paint and kitchen wall tiles you use indoors; the idea is to match or coordinate the color with your existing decor, though it is not necessary to have a precise match.
The emphasis for modern dressers is to de-clutter bedrooms and create a harmonious themed design scheme within the bedroom, and often, bedroom units, including the wardrobe, overhead cupboards, dressing table and dresser will be made with one design theme and one colour so that everything is colour co-ordinated. Many newer dressers for bedroom have more storage space than dressers of old. Modern dressers still feature mirrors but they are usually placed as "vanity stations" with a slot for a low stool or chair. The cabinets and drawers flank the space for the chair. The spacious work tops of modern dressers are designed for keeping cosmetics and other trinkets on them without appearing messy or cluttered.
In order to create a more contemporary look for a dresser, an artisan will blend different woods together. Making hardwood knobs out of different woods and materials is an easy way to give any traditional style of furniture a unique look. Darker dovetail details on the top of the dresser or on the paneling also brings a simple accent of elegance to an otherwise simple dresser. Studio furniture designers enjoy the freedom to play with combinations of knobs, joinery methods and natural woods to satisfy each and every clients personality and style. Another style of handmade dressers that is still popular today is the Shaker style. Originating in the late 1700s, the Shaker style is revered for its clean lines, durable features and innovative joinery methods. Distinctive features include an arched apron and tapered legs, which looks graceful and unimposing.
Be careful of cheap oak dressers Remember that oak dressers are usually expensive. If you find a piece that is rather cheap, beware as there are many manufacturers who use cheaper quality wood to manufacture the dresser and then coat it with oak veneer. With the help of these veneers, this cheaper dresser looks very much like an oak dresser. Also choose oak dressers that are well built. They have to be fastened without any gaps, its planes should be level and in addition to all this, the dresser should be devoid of any indentations. By keeping all these points in mind, you will be able to make a wise decision in your oak dresser investment that will last you a lifetime.
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