Euanthe Alya. drawer. September 21st , 2017.
Shaker Style furniture and hope chests are perceived by many to have a unique simple beauty in their design element. This is interesting since the Shaker community condemns creating beauty as a predetermined result.
Many wood workers back then,as now, understood the importance of quality workmanship, which does include the use of the best wood available. Most hope chests made in America during the 1700's and 1800's were constructed with the hardwoods found growing in the surrounding areas of their towns. Walnut, Cherry and Oak were the prime choices along with an Eastern Pine which was also a hardwood type. Along the Eastern Seaboard, some wood artisans also used hardwoods imported from South America know for their beautiful 'inner glow' quality finish such as Mahogany.
The durability of the trunk is one of the major considerations to keep in mind while choosing a trunk. Most first-time buyers tend to give major importance to the aesthetics of the trunk and overlook the durability aspect of the trunk. The lightweight ones may look good and be easier to move around, but they are likely to get dented and spoilt quite easily. They will also spoil the clothes within them if they are not lined with good quality cedar on the insides. The better quality ones may cost more, but in the long-term scenario, it makes sense to buy a long-lasting and sturdy trunk.
The second most vital piece of furniture after bed in your bedroom is the chest of drawers. This essential furniture unit serves many purposes such as it can be used as a display area to place photos, trophies and other valuable items. Apart from this it also provides storage space to store clothes, jewellery or other miscellaneous items. Its not necessary that you can place this piece of furniture only in the bedroom.
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