Gunda Misty. drawer. November 20th , 2017.
Decluttering doesn't mean you have to get rid of all of your belongings. Even if you did, clutter would return as you began collecting stuff again. Decluttering is more about becoming organized. If your belongings don't have a permanent storage place they are always returned to when you finish with them, you will leave them laying around or stash them in drawers never to be seen again. Next time you need a tool, you won't be able to find it. You'll have a whole house full of stuff yet you won't know where anything is because you have one big unorganized mess. It is nearly impossible to have a smooth flowing carefree life when you live with clutter.
Blanket chests are one type of furniture that is worth being made well. They are handcrafted wooden chests passed from one generation to the next which families fill with their heirloom treasures. The blanket chest, also known as a hope chest or dowry chest, has retained its sentimental value in our society as a family heirloom due to its beauty and fine craftsmanship. Many homes also use these versatile blanket chests for many different types of storage, depending upon the room in which they are placed.
These Early American Hope Chests were not made with cedar on the inside. Cedar linings and bottoms are the additions of present day craftsmen to their Blanket Chests. This is a favorite feature among buyers since cedar eliminates insect pests and releases a wonderful aroma every time the lid is opened. This fresh smell can be rejuvenated by simply roughing the cedar with small grit sandpaper.
Imported fine wood does create a wonderful look for hope chests. It gives blanket chest furniture a unique quality. Burl wood is also a great choice if you are looking for a special look. This type of fine wood is not imported but has the wonderful feature of no two pieces of furniture ever appearing the same since the wood grain in each wood plank is extremely different from the next. Burl wood also has a 'glowing' finished look. It is normally used as a veneer finish since it is found only in smaller portions.
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