Bisaillon. Dressers. September 24th , 2017.
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.
Extra-tall dressers are dressers that go beyond 4 feet in height. These dressers feature larger storage spaces as they can have as much as 10 drawers. These types of dressers are so versatile because of their large storage space. You can use them to store clothing articles and other items like jewelry, cosmetics, books and other trinkets. Most of these dressers are made of hardwood and so they are very tough and long lasting. If you need extra shelf and storage space in your bedroom or in your home, then an extra-tall dresser is the one for you.
This piece of furniture is a cross between a bed end chest and a dresser. These dressers are the smallest yet, as they only reach a height of a foot and a half. They are specifically placed at the foot of the bed. They resemble bed end chests only that instead of a big opening on top, you find drawers. These kinds of dressers are perfect for kids rooms and play areas. You can use them to store small pieces of clothes like underwear, socks or towels, and also store small toys, books and coloring materials.This is a less conventional design for dressers. These dressers are big, and are fitted with 1-2 drawers that open up like accordions to reveal a large space that is made especially for shoes. The space is divided into small cubicles that carry one shoe each. Most of these dressers are made with maple as maple wood has deodorizing properties. This is a great way to store, organize and protect your footwear.These types of dressers are great for walk-in closets and big rooms.
When looking for a dresser, quality must top your list. For a high durability, solid wood is always the best choice; even in the backings and drawers. If leg and foot are made of wood, each foot of the dresser should be carved as a single unit.Staples, glues and nails which are used as dressers joinery are signs of a weak make and bring down the quality. Check the sturdiness, by checking the drawers, door knobs and inner fittings. Look for any creaking sounds or if the drawers are getting stuck and the doors close to a good fit. Also check whether the wood is kiln dried, to prevent it from peeling and splitting.
The last thing you want to do is find a dresser that you really like, purchase it, and bring it home only to discover that it wont fit in your bedroom. For that reason, its an absolute must that you take room measurements before you go shopping for your dresser. Measure the space you have available to store a dresser and only look at dressers that will accommodate those measurements. One final thing you need to take into consideration when shopping for a great dresser is quality. While it great to find an amazing deal you should never go for any piece of furniture thats really cheap. That can only mean one thing. The dresser was not made of quality material and it most likely will not last very long. If you do your homework and shop around you should be able to find a great dresser at an affordable price.
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