Eddie Hooper. Dresser. January 14th , 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.
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.
Choosing The Right Size Modern dressers come in a host of different dimensions and sizes too. Almost all are rectangular because this shape fits easily into the room, resting up against the wall of the room. With modern designed and beautiful looking dressers for kids you can enjoy the greatest quality while finding a dresser that will look at home in any childs bedroom. Shape And Dimensions However, some designs may use slanted or even wavy edges on the sides of the dresser - these can create an even more effectively visual look but you should ensure that this is really what you want before buying them because if youre strapped for space then they may prove to be more difficult to fit in a room than you imagined.
1. Determine what purpose the dresser will serve. If you find yourself in need of a storage space for your kids clothing or toys, you wouldnt want something thats fancy and may be passed on through generations as an heirloom. Use less expensive wood on this type of dresser so that you may get quality without hurting your purse. 2. Determine the dressers level of usage and visibility once completed. If you plan on using your dresser highly, use quality hardwood that will be able to withstand the usual wear and tear and will not scratch easily. However, if you find that you will not be using the dresser often, you may opt to use wood options that are more affordable albeit a little less durable.
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.
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