Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 07:30:11 AM. Drawer. By shelby.
Drawer Pulls For Home Safety When you look around your home what do you think about? The colors? The décor style? About a few things you would like to clean up? These are all common thoughts as people study their homes. Unfortunately, they dont always think about safety. This is especially true when it comes to drawer pulls and other cabinet hardware. Whether you realize it or not those drawer pulls, and other pieces of cabinet hardware, can be an accident waiting to happen. This is especially true if you have small children in the house. As soon as babies start being able to move around the home by them, everything within their reach becomes a play toy to them. But, what you may not realize is that those drawer pulls that are now within their reach may be their newest threat threat. Impact Threat The first threat from the drawer pulls is that they may be what are called an impact threat. That means the drawer pulls will have a physical impact on your child and could harm them. While many drawer pulls are rounded and are simple c-shaped pieces that allow for the opening of the drawer, there are other drawer pulls, which are more ornate. These drawer pulls may have pointed ends that accent the overall look of the piece. These pointed ends are a disaster waiting to happen with your baby. When babies are first trying to walk around, they will use anything they can grab a hold of to pull themselves up. When they grab a hold of your drawer pulls they will pull up on them to be able to stand. But, babies are wobbly. They are not going to stay up too long, and when they fall there is no way to tell which way they are going to tumble. If they tumble forward, they could well fall into the pointed end of the drawer pulls and be hurt. Opening Threat The other threat made out of the combination of babies and drawer pulls is babies being able to get inside those drawers. Think about the things you have packed away in drawers throughout your house. There are numerous chemicals and mixtures they should not be ingesting. While you know not to eat these things, babies put everything in their mouth. That means any cleaning supplies, make up or other items they are able to find when they grab a hold of those drawer pulls are going to end up in their mouth. So how do you make your home safer? Dealing with the impact threat is relatively easy. Make sure you have rounded door handles that will not be an impact threat to the baby. The second threat takes a little more work. You need to go around your house and assess what is behind all of those drawer pulls. If there are things you dont want your baby chewing on or putting in his or her mouth, you need to invest in drawer safety latches. These latches will hold the drawer shut, no matter how much your baby tugs on the drawer pulls.
Chest of Drawers - Things You Need to Know Before You Buy First and foremost, you need to consider what type of wood you would like your chest of drawers to be made of. If you are planning on purchasing all new bedroom furniture, this choice will be easy, as you can simply choose your wood of preference. If you are choosing to purchase your chest of drawers to match existing bedroom furniture however, your selection of choices will be more limited. In order to match your bedroom furniture, attempt to purchase your chest of drawers from the same furniture company or from the same line of furniture. Otherwise, you will have to match your existing furniture to the available selection of chest of drawers. To be certain, shop at retail stores that offer floor models of their furniture purchases. When purchasing your chest of drawers, you will also need to consider what style you would like. Some chest of drawers are made to look traditional and feature curvy and elegant woodwork. Other styles are sleek and modern, fitting for a room of contemporary decor. Higher end chest of drawers will also feature detailed woodwork, especially along the edges and drawer fronts. The style of the chest of drawers is also impacted by the handles or knobs. Drawer handles and knobs can be made from a wide selection of materials, including brass, nickel or wood. They also come in traditional or contemporary designs. If you would like to add your own handles or knobs, or simply do not care to have them, a chest of drawers can be purchased without them. Another important feature to a chest of drawers is what size they can be purchased in. Chest of drawers vary in how tall or wide they are, so consider how much room you will need. The drawers also vary in size, with the full-size drawers being on the bottom the half-size drawers being on the top. This makes it easy to neatly store larger items of clothing on the bottom, while keeping accessories in the top drawers. 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.
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