Further information on our dressers
Typically a 'welsh dresser' is defined as having a standard base with open shelving on top of it. However today, with the massive range of furniture styles and types now available on the internet, many people now use the term more broadly, using it to describe any unit which has cupboards on the bottom as standard and any type of shelving on the top - either open or in the style of a glass cabinet. It is usually placed in either a kitchen or dining room.
Broadly speaking the two most popular materials used to make any freestanding kitchen furniture (with the exception of kitchen units themselves) are oak and pine. These lend themselves particularly well to this style of dresser as it is typically styled in a traditional way, rather than looking ultra-modern.There are different traditional styles, but a popular one is kitchen dresser shaker style furniture. Many people opt for the very traditional look of pine, which can often be less expensive than oak. These types of wood do require upkeep however to maintain their stunning condition.
The styling of a welsh dresser is very defined, and hasn't changed much throughout the years (as you can see by looking at examples of the furniture). If you are looking for a countryside / rural feel to your kitchen or dining room, then they come highly recommended. Whilst they can work in either room, they usually look the best when placed in an open kitchen-diner type room, with the very best crockery on display! Many regional types exist, and, despite what the name may suggest, these items of furniture are not 'welsh' because they have been made in Wales. The term is simply one which has been used over the years to describe this type of furniture, rather than it's country of origin. Find out more information on the history of the welsh dresser here
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