Henny Meena. drawer. September 20th , 2017.
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.
Too many pieces of furniture fill our homes that are not meant to last more than 20 years. Handcrafted blanket chests, on the other hand, last for generations since they are constructed with the best in joinery styles and strong hardwoods.
There are many varied types of storage trunks and chests available nowadays. Every furniture store sells different styles of chests and trunks, and the material varies from metal to wood. The wooden chests can be made with pine, oak, walnut or cherry. The really high-end wooden chests are made of mahogany. Cedar, being an insect repellent, is used to line the insides of all the wooden chests. This helps to protect goods such as clothing, woollens and linen.
The chest of drawers has long been a staple piece of bedroom furniture all over the world. This functional piece adds much needed storage while also providing some display area for photos and trinkets and the like. Over the years, however, this piece has fallen into a bit of rut, design-wise. Boring, cookie-cutter dressers and chests with five or six equally sized drawers have become the norm, and are what most of us have in our bedrooms. There are alternatives to these ho-hum pieces of bedroom furniture that can add some style and flair while still serving the purpose of storage. Here are a few of them.
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