Published at Tuesday, 13 February 2018 by Charmine Boivin in Dressers, with total 53 photographs.
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.
Dressers can come in different shapes and forms, and this ultimately determines what to use it for and how to place it inside the bedroom. Sometimes, dressers are chosen and made to suit a theme chosen for the room, and sometimes it is purposely designed to stand out in the room because of its aesthetic qualities. The oldest and most traditional forms of dressers are usually smaller, and are used to keep smaller articles and clothing in order. Most of these dressers are used to keep underwear, socks and other trinkets and items like jewelry. Today, many newer designs are larger and have more storage space than usual. These dressers have more drawers and more storage space. Furthermore, many craftsmen are now making dressers with more intricate designs and aesthetic quality and so dressers are valued not just because of their functionality but because of their design value as well. The purposes of your traditional dresser have now been expanded.
Be careful of cheap oak dressers. Remember that oak dressers are usually expensive. If you find a piece that is rather cheap, beware as there are many manufacturers who use cheaper quality wood to manufacture the dresser and then coat it with oak veneer. With the help of these veneers, this cheaper dresser looks very much like an oak dresser.