Chest / April 26, 2017 / Pierrette Segal
One of the things that a chest of drawers can do for your home is to bring new life to the overall design of a room. If you have a new set this will immediately turn a room from dull and boring to attractive and lively. How? If you have intricate designs on these drawers or probably a unique history of where it came from this could immediately be a conversation starter piece among people. This can also bring a little attention to details and spruce up any room.
In order to keep your drawers opening and closing smoothly runners are required. Drawer runners are mounted on both sides of the drawers to add this support so be sure that the type of runners that are included are made of quality material and design. Lastly veneers are an feature to consider when purchasing your chest of drawers. A veneer is a protective coating of superior wood that is glued onto a base of inferior wood. Veneers add an additional look of elegance and quality in workmanship. With so many choices available many people find that a chest of drawers can be used as living room furniture where toys games and blankets can be stored. Or choose to purchase a chest of drawers for dining room furniture storing table linens and extra silverware.
An antique chest of drawers will spruce up any room. Some people even place them in living rooms. This is an unorthodox practice however it adds to the allure and essence of the furniture. With any chest drawer proper placement is essential. You need to place the drawer in a good location. The location should be away from direct sunlight which tends to stain and warp the wood. This however occurs over the years. In addition to sunlight normal wear and tear can devalue your antique. It is recommended to clean dust and apply a good cleaning solution to your drawer. This will preserve its life while giving you years of great use. If you are not sure simply ask an antique furniture specialist for advice. He or she will furnish pertinent details especially on how to maintain your antique chest.