By justin. Drawer. Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 01:03:11 AM.
A Chest of Drawers in the Home There are many uses for chests of drawers in the home including for storing clothing and accessories, keeping toys organised and tidy, storing kitchen, living room and dining room equipment and of course everyone has a junk drawer. Bedroom chests can vary in size and style but usually have a combination of smaller drawers sat over larger drawers. Most choices of bedroom chest will be known as, for example a 2 over 4 chest or a 3 over 4 chest. When purchasing a chest keep this in mind as the top layer of drawers will usually be smaller, if you require all of the drawers to be the same size aim towards getting a chest that is just a "4 drawer chest". Smaller drawers can be useful for socks, underwear, rolled up ties and even make-up and accessories. There are also a wide variety of drawer separators on the market now designed specifically for organising smaller items within one drawer. In the kitchen, dining room and living room most drawers that are in use are from a sideboard or dresser however with such a huge choice of chests drawers now available there are many that are suitable for these rooms. A chest could be used to store place mats, cutlery, instruction manuals or recipe books. Contemporary designers are now building modern and often quite funky chest suitable for any room of the house. Some of the designs seen include stacking the drawers at an odd angle and incorporating bright colours so that the chest becomes a stand out piece of furniture. Even with the various quirks each chest remains a functional piece of home furniture. Just because there are children or grandchildren in the house does not mean there has to be an unsightly toy box in amongst the carefully chosen furniture. Incorporating a toy chest of drawers into the room will keep the toys neat and orderly (even if it is the adults who end up putting them away) and easy to find when the search begins for that favourite toy. Many chests are designed with very deep drawers, in particular at the bottom of the chest ideal for toys and games, with varying depths of drawers as you move up the chest the top level drawers could be used for crayons and paper. The junk drawer can appear in any of the above mentioned types of chest whether it is in the kitchen or bedroom you will often find the same types of items in them from household to household. These may include half used boxes of matches, safety pins, homemade gifts or cards from the kids, pens that no longer work and a deck of playing cards. If none of this sounds familiar you are a much organised person. If it does sound familiar there is a strong chance you have no idea what is currently in your "junk drawer" but you know they are items you simply cannot throw away. Having worked for a furniture company in past life we once had a chest returned and replaced due to some damage only to discover the customer had not emptied out their junk drawer before returning it. When the customer was informed it was decided we had no other choice but to box up the contents of the drawer and return them as they simply could not recall what was in there and if it was important.
The Problem With Wooden Drawers Wooden drawers, over time can develop niggling little faults which we invariably put up with, inconvenient and annoying as they can be - when actually - the majority of these problems are relatively easy to fix. Drawers where the base has split and sticking drawers are probably the most common problems experienced. With just a little knowledge these can be rectified without having to start phoning around for a joiner as the first or our only option. Overloading drawers can often be the root cause of sticking drawers. The first step is to completely empty the drawer and remove for inspection. Check for loose or protruding pins or nails either on the drawer or in and around the drawer frame. Where evident; hammer back flush and refit drawer. It could be that simple. Tip. Before getting the toolkit out for sticking drawers; first try rubbing the runners and drawer grooves with candle wax. This might just do the job without any further effort. Drawer runners could also be the culprit. Check how smoothly the draw slides along the wooden runners. If they have worked loose it can be the cause of sticking; again, usually due to overloading. If so, then just apply fresh adhesive to the runner and pin back into place. Worn runners are another common cause of drawer problems. The uppermost sides can become worn with use and time. Check that the underside of the runner is still good - it might be possible to just remove the runner and turn it over. If so, then carefully prise it off with a wood chisel- apply adhesive- and re-pin into position. New runners may be required if turning the old runners round does not solve the problem of sticking. Where this is the case cut a couple of pieces of wood to the same dimensions as the original runners, smooth with a medium abrasive paper and drill with the smallest wood drill bit in your toolbox to take the small diameter of the fixing panel pins or nails. Apply a thin coat of wood adhesive to the back of the new runner- press into position- and affix with pins. Drawer bases can also suffer the adverse effects of overloading. In time they will begin to sag and eventually they can split completely, requiring replacement. In this case, cut a new base piece from either plywood or from a hardwood of choice. Next, remove the nails or pins securing the damaged base to the body of the drawer using pincers, and remove any glue blocks that may be attached using a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with new base by gluing and using pins. Drawer bases that are split may be sometimes repaired, that is to say; simply remove both halves from the drawer body and glue them back together. From a strength point of view, depending on usage, this may not be the best option.
How to Keep Clean and Organized With Drawer Organizers Drawers are a perfect place to store all your valuables that you dont want lying around. Finding small items can be easily found if they are placed properly in organized drawers. This is not the case when your drawer is messy and cluttered. In all of our kitchens, we store most of our clutter and kitchen ware in drawers to keep the area clean and out of site. With the help of drawer organizers and drawer boxes you can properly place items like spoons and forks in separate places in the drawer. Fetching a spoon for a yummy ice cream dessert cannot be any harder. Storing your kitchen cutlery in an organized drawer will make you feel at peace as your equipment will be stored away from dirt and dust that may be present in the kitchen air. In the bedroom, most people have problems with the clothing drawers. Most of the time, drawers get mixed up when you search for your favorite pair of socks in a packed drawer. It is recommended to use custom drawers so that you can make use of all the space for your clothing items. If you dont have the budget for a custom drawer, you can simply make use of drawer organizers to separate your socks from your handkerchiefs. By taking these simple precautions, you can have a more organized chest of drawers. If you are at work and find that your desk drawer is gradually getting full and un-organized, you might want to remove the clutter. Most owners do not realize that they store items that can be discarded. If you have extra office supplies, you can give them to your office mates or simply return them to the stock room for future use. Your drawer will become less crowded. You can also use drawer organizers or boxes to store your fasteners, staples, rubber bands and paper clips. Drawer boxes are also ideal to store envelopes and papers you dont want exposed on your desktop. If you are thinking about buying some drawer organizers, you might want to consider the material. You want to find a drawer organizer that is easy to clean and that does not attract dust and dirt to its material. Plastic drawer organizers are perfect for the kitchen and office areas. If you are going to buy a drawer organizer for the bathroom, you might want to consider moisture resistant materials as most of the items in the bathroom get wet often. If you are buying a number of drawer organizers you might want to ask the shop attendant if the organizers are stackable and if they have a locking mechanism. Some drawer organizers require installation while some do not require any at all; consider the drawer you are going to put it in and also the things that you will store in its components. There are many shapes and sizes of drawer organizers you can choose from at your local drawer or hardware store. If your room follows a certain color or design, this will not be a problem as manufacturers have considered a wide range of looks to suit any space in your house. In the bedroom, most people have problems with their clothes. Most of the time drawers get mixed up when you search for your favorite pair of socks in a packed drawer. It is recommended to use customs drawers so that you can make use of all the space for your clothing items. If you dont have the budget for a custom drawer you can simply make use of drawer organizers to separate your socks from your handkerchiefs.
Different Types of File Cabinet Drawers to Choose From You can organize your valuable files smoothly and in style with the right choice of filing cabinet drawers. These cabinets are selected based on your present and projected needs and requirements. Obviously you may need drawers which are typically designed to accommodate index cards, letter size paper and legal size paper. Filing cabinets being commercially sold have single, two-three-four-five and six drawer models. Your choice of cabinets can be made of wood, metal and plastic either in vertical or lateral file types. Vertical cabinet drawers have smaller and compressed drawers with in depths of 25 up to 28 inches. Lateral type has horizontal drawers. Drawers are manufactured with roll bearing suspension systems and sliding rails support for ease of movement and access to full drawer extension. These models can accommodate hanging files and spring loaded follower blocks. The popular drawer which is bought by many public and private establishments is the metal or wood 4 drawer file cabinet. Traditional color is gray but they are now available in several color options for the metal type. For the wooden type, there are lots of natural or painted finishes to choose from. There are also fire and water resistant types of file drawers. Beautiful wooden cabinets made of oak, pine, cherry and maple adorn most homes. They can come in solid wood or a combination of natural wood and wood veneers in stunning finish. Standard dimension for a two drawer cabinet is 21.5" H X 22" W X 17" D. Cabinet is built with easy glide drawers and casters for smooth mobility. This type of lateral cabinet is multi-functional. It can serve as an end table, a telephone, fax or printer stand. For functionality, visual appeal and lasting value, a wooden cabinet is your bet. Take a look at the features of a locking lateral 4 drawer file cabinet. It has full drawer extension with its progressive telescoping ball-bearing slides to effect smooth and trouble-free operation. Built-in drawer interlock system prevents more than one drawer from opening at a time to avoid any cabinet tip over. It has a single center lock system for both sides of each drawer with a master key for complete security. The file cabinet handles are made of aluminum with reinforced steel drawer fronts. Its 19 ¼ drawer can accommodate both letter and legal size files using side to side hanging rails. Drawers have rolled edge sides for strength, durability and safety. You have the option to have a powder coat finish. With regards to a one drawer mobile index card file cabinet, the desktop 3 x 5 card file is built of steel with gray paint finish. It has a single 14 ¾" D drawer which can hold 100 cards per inch of filing depth. The label holder handle is suited for 2 ½" x 1 ¼" labels. There is enough stacking design for expansion of filing space. There is also a 6 drawer card and media file cabinet drawers which operate smoothly and silently on ball-bearing suspensions. Its thumb latch feature keeps drawers from drifting open even when unlocked. It can store up to more than 30,000 3 x 5 cards. There is also a mobile file cabinet with 2 large drawers for both legal and letter sized hanging files. The large top drawer can even accommodate printer or accessories. Its rolling wheels can make this cabinet accessible wherever you want it to be. Whatever your requirements are for your file cabinets, they are available out there. When purchasing online, try to exert time and effort comparing the many wonderful discount offers of the manufacturers and suppliers. Many of them provide as much as 40-50% discount, free delivery and many years of guarantee. Study very well the features and specs of the filing cabinet drawers. Whether it is vertical or lateral, wooden or metal, make the best choice.
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