Gallia Dressers October 19th, 2017 - 07:54:17
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. Originally minimal in embellishments, artisans today will play with the tradition by adding modern touches, like blending types of wood in the paneling. Contrasting natural woods, like maple and walnut, a craftsman can really highlight the beauty of the panel doors and drawers. Intentionally practical, these sideboard Shaker style dressers are perfect for storing dining room china, but the pieces of furniture are elegant enough on their own.
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.
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 color you choose for your dresser is just as important as the style you select. The wrong color dresser can totally throw off the look of your bedroom. For example, a bright red dresser would be the wrong choice for a bedroom with a classic, traditional theme and a neutral colored dresser would look all wrong in a modern, contemporary bedroom. Most dressers are available in wood stains like oak, cherry and mahogany. If you find yourself a little unsure about color a wood stain is probably the safest route to choose as they are the easiest to blend in with just about any style of room. No matter what color you choose make sure its not overpowering the rest of the room. Another important thing to take into consideration when purchasing a dresser is the size dresser you need.