Published at Saturday, February 18th, 2017 - 16:57:11 PM. Drawer. By Kirby.
Furniture Chest of Drawers - A Useful Utility Item A neatly arranged room looks beautiful and speaks of the ability of the owner. You have many articles of small size which are often used but the storage of such items is difficult and if these items are scattered everywhere, they give your home a clumsy look. Furniture chest of drawers is solution to this problem which is quite effective and not so expensive. There are various types of chest of drawers available in the market and you can select one according to your choice and need. Depending on the availability of space in your room, either you can buy a traditional chest of drawers with normal width having three to five drawers or you can opt for a narrow shaped, long cabinet with a number of small drawers. The most important aspect of a furniture chest of drawers is the type of wood used to prepare it. Oak, Cider and Pine are the most common types of woods used to make these articles, though Oak wood chest is a bit expensive in comparison of other varieties. These chest drawers make the storage of small articles easy and you can find a item conveniently without wasting your precious time in finding it everywhere. You have to be careful in selection of type of wood for your chest of drawers so that it is in a perfect match with the other furniture of your room where this piece of furniture is to be placed. You may decide about the number and types of drawers according to your need and convenience. Normally, people prefer a furniture chest of drawers with three large and two small drawers. The top of the chest drawers may be used to place a lamp, flower vase or any other decorative piece to enhance the beauty and elegance of your room. The chest drawers meant for the room of your kids should be smaller in height so that they are easily accessible for the children. Further, these should have more number of chests than drawers so that toys and other larger items of the kids can be easily stuffed into these chests. You can get these drawers painted according to the color scheme of your room, in coordination with the color of the other furniture fitted in the room. In case you are purchasing a second hand furniture chest of drawers, it is important to check it for any major defect. The locks of the drawers should be in working condition and the drawers should be smoothly running over the rollers. There are a number of websites of furniture manufacturers and dealers which can give you the latest and valuable information with regard to wooden chest drawers. Before buying one, it is important to have an idea of different varieties and price range so that you can make a wise and easy selection when you finalize the purchase.
A Guide to Understanding Drawer Slides When it comes to choosing a drawer slide, there are a variety of factors to take into consideration. In addition to the ease of sliding and base material, how the slides are mounted is an important factor. This classification determines the amount of weight the drawer can hold, how easy the installation is and the length of extension. Here is a breakdown of 5 of the most popular types along with the features of each. Bottom-mount- These slides have two rails mounted on the bottom of the drawer (one on each side). The slides are hidden from sight, and leave the drawer sides without clutter. They are typically used in kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms where storage is a top priority. Since they can hold more weight, they are ideal for heavier loads, and are generally full extension drawers (or very close to full extension), allowing you to easily take the drawer out for cleaning or moving. This type of slide is very easy to install, making it a popular option among many homeowners. Blum drawer slides are popular for bottom-mount options. Center-mount- These are installed under the center of the drawer and stretch from the front to the back of the drawer. They are invisible from the top and hold a light to medium weight (making them ideal for smaller drawers). You usually cannot fully remove the door with this type of mount. Typically old furniture was made with a center-mount drawer slide, so you may notice that on certain pieces of vintage furniture. The best part about center-mount drawer slides is that they are very easy to install. Side-mount- Side-mount drawer slides are a very popular type of drawer slide that is used often in kitchens and bathrooms. In this type of slide, two rails are installed on both sides of the drawer. They are widely available in different lengths, materials and weights, so its easy to find slides that are right for your home. These slides are very visible when drawers are open and slightly lessens the drawer width. They can be used to hold more weight than other types of slides, so they come in handy with larger loads. European- European drawer slides are often used with frameless or face-frame cabinets since they are easy to mount. They have an "L"- shaped frame which mounts directly to the bottom of the drawer without any hassle. On this type of slide, the hinge is completely concealed from the outside, which offers a professional and more modern look. These are generally fairly inexpensive, making them a popular option for those remodeling their homes. Hettich drawer slides are popular for European epoxy options. Ball-bearing- Ball-bearing drawer slides often replace the popular center-mount slides. The ball bearings allow for easy use with minimal disruption or noise. Some models even allow you to press on the sides of the slides to fully remove the drawer from the base, which allows for easy transportation when moving or just for drawer cleaning. Other models are self-closing. Understanding the benefits of the different types of drawer slides is very important to the DIY-er. Aesthetics and load capacity are very important factors in the decision.
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