Lamontagne. Curio Cabinet. September 28th , 2017.
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?
When people think of curio cabinets they generally think of large, big, and beautiful cabinets that seem to reach from floor to ceiling. While this is a popular form of curio cabinet, you may be surprised to learn that there are many different sizes of curio cabinets available, for example, hanging wall curio cabinets. Hanging wall curio cabinets are great because they help save space and cost much less than full sized curios. Anything that is lighter on the checkbook or wallet works well for us. What is more is that these call curios are just as beautiful and elegant as their larger counterparts, just a great deal smaller.
The other best thing about this type of cabinet is it is always cost efficient. Plus, you can customize or achieve a wonderful look without spending too much on larger cabinets. For instance, curio cabinets can cost anywhere between $20 and $400 while one can cost more than $4000. The final benefit that we can get from a wall curio cabinet and glass curio cabinet is the fact that these cabinets come in a multiple range of styles, colors and finishes. There are traditional versions that are still available in the market, in fact you can literally get one that seems like it was made in the 1500s, or you can rather choose the one with contemporary design. Obviously, everyone prefers to purchase the model that match the current design of their home furniture.
The wall-mounted curio cabinet is usually the smallest with an open front with multiple shelves for small collectibles. This curio is normally a square or diagonal design. These cabinets are usually made of wood with multiple display shelves and both attach to the wall. These cabinets normally do not have the intricate design that may appear in tabletop or floor model curios. Although, they still make for very attractive displays of your collectibles. A tabletop cabinet will be considerably smaller than floor curio cabinets. They normally have one to two shelves for display items and one or two doors in the front of glass, wood or metal. Tabletop models will hold only a few items or if you take out the shelves the curio can be used as a doll display case. They can range in size from eight to sixteen inches wide, six to eight inches deep to eighteen to twenty-eight inches high.
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