Curio Cabinet. Thursday , October 12th , 2017 - 11:22:41 AM
The first question you should ask when buying a curio cabinet is: What kind of curios will I put in it? If it is a tall brass alto saxophone, then you need to get a tall, traditional curio cabinet with fitted glass doors to keep the dust out and with removable glass shelves to make room for your favorite musical instrument.How much light is there at the spot where you are going to put your curio cabinet? Is it in the sunroom with plenty of natural light or is it in a dark corner of the house? If the latter then you need an illuminated cabinet to brighten the corner as well as provide accent lighting to your displays.
The other question to ask is - Do you want to match the look of your curio cabinet with the other furniture in the room?If you want to maintain a traditional look, then you might want to choose from grand old fashioned designs with bevelling, hand-carved details and dark timber finishes.If the room is contemporary, then you might want the clean lines and lighter timber finishes of a more urbanized curio cabinet with lots of mirror and glass.If affordability is a consideration and you do not mind the look of MDF or engineered wood, then you might choose a curio cabinet made of strengthened pressed particle board and topped with timber veneer or laminate.If you feel that a solid wood curio cabinet sounds like a good investment, then you should get a curio cabinet made from the more popular oak or maple - hardwoods that can only gain character and charm as they age.And last but not least, what is your budget? Are you prepared to splurge on a Louis XV-inspired Pulaski curio cabinet selling for $2000 so that you can have a spectacular accent piece that can transform your entire living room experience?
There are different versions of these kind of cabinets; some can be mounted on wall while others can store many large items. This type of curio is well crafted with wood or metal trim on the sides or back with glasses on the rest of the way around. Using a glass cabinet will allow you to make your objects viewable to your guests, friends and even to your family members, regardless of which side of the cabinet they may be on. This curio cabinet contains no wood post that blocks the view of the artwork that is stored or kept inside of it.
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