Dressers. Saturday , October 21st , 2017 - 12:39:31 PM
Most baby dressers come as part of a nursery furniture set in all designs and sizes. Choose a dresser with smooth rounded edges to keep your baby or toddler safe. Hand carved and hand painted dressers provide a unique personalized touch. Also, a dresser with more utility drawers is preferable because it can store more items. Make sure the drawers are easy to open and close. A growing trend today is to purchase a dresser combined with another piece of nursery furniture. One unusual set is the combination baby bath and dresser set. A baby bath tub fits on top of the dresser, making it easy to give baby a bath. Another popular combination is the baby changing dresser that has a changing table on top of the dresser.
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 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.
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