Chest / April 27, 2017 / Pierrette Segal
one of the great furniture making traditions of the world belongs to the Shakers. Their philosophy of a simple life filled with honest work is reflected in their furniture which is some of the most highly sought after in the world. And with good reason: Shakers take care to select quality hardwoods that are not only structurally superior but also beautiful. Thus they are able to produce furniture that features beautiful grain and flawless woodwork. Structurally Shaker furniture sticks to joinery that is tried and true in terms of strength. This means mainly mortise and tenon in members to be joined and chest drawers that are joined by dovetails. Shaker furniture also features clean lines and simple design that fits in with today`s sensibilities.
It is hard to go wrong with a piece of pine furniture. Check the workmanship whether it feels solid do the doors slide how you want them to? Do you think it will last five years ten years or does it feel cheap? As long as you feel you are getting your moneys worth for the furniture you can not go wrong. If it isn`t the piece you are looking for keep looking you will find the right one for you.
The first thing that you`re going to want to think of is how big of a space you have available to store the chest of drawers? There are so many different sizes available there is always going to be something that will accommodate you. The next thing you should think about is what color would look best in your home? Of course oak is a beautiful color but if the rest of your home is done in Cherrywood that is not going to look right. It is not going to be easy for you to be able to match an existing piece of furniture because there are so many different shades of wood. If you cannot find something that is going to look absolutely beautiful don`t be afraid to keep shopping.