Published at Tuesday, January 30th 2018. by Lorraina Quere in Dressers.
An oak dresser is an important piece of furniture to have in a period dining room and of course your bedroom. This is because a dresser is something that was most prevalent in Victorian times and was most often used as side tables for dressing food before serving but in the bedroom dressers were and are used for storing clothes.
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.
The emphasis for modern dressers is to de-clutter bedrooms and create a harmonious themed design scheme within the bedroom and often bedroom units including the wardrobe overhead cupboards dressing table and dresser will be made with one design theme and one colour so that everything is colour co-ordinated. Many newer dressers for bedroom have more storage space than dressers of old.
When compared to pine furniture unfinished oak furniture is second to it in terms of popularity amongst furniture buyers. This is because this unfinished oak dresser can easily be stained and coated in a layer of clear urethane.
The larger the dresser the more expensive it is. You have to choose your oak dresser depending on whether you want one with smaller and more drawers or one with fewer and bigger drawers. Of course the larger the dresser and the more drawers in the dresser the more expensive it will be.