Whetu Haanraads. drawer. September 17th , 2017.
Hope chests were usually stained a dark brown or painted to enhance the engraving or other embellishments on the outside areas. The name of the person who received the blanket chest along with the date was inscribed on the outside or on the inside of the lid of these heirloom chests. Some blanket chests were made with drawers along the bottom in which to place an extra special item such as a wedding dress. Others were given a tray area in top that could be easily removed in which to place smaller items.
Another benefit of these chests rests in the fact that they are durable. On first blush, a person checking out a lingerie chest might initially conclude that because of its design it is not as durable as more standard storage units. The fact is that these storage chests are as durable as any other type of storage chest that available at this juncture.
Cedar is a wood type which has gained great popularity for the creating of hope chests in more recent times. Cedar is a wood with a huge variance in color, going from a light tan to a brownish red. This gives furniture pieces a 'comfortable' look. Of course the wonderful smell of cedar is also an added attraction. Many wood workers choose to line their hope chests with a thin layer of Cedar, or at least add a layer to the bottoms. The wonderful cedar smell can be rejuvenated by gentle sanding with 200 grit sand paper.
Think about the contents of your kitchen drawers right now. Are your drawers tidy? Do you know what is inside of each drawer? Most people tend to have one drawer in the kitchen that turns into a catch-all draw that is filled with all kinds of odds and ends. Some of the things are a complete mystery as to their purpose or function. Do you have just one of these junk drawers or are all of your drawers disorganized?
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