Vallee Curio Cabinet September 27th, 2017 - 11:40:39
There are several types of curio cabinets. A typical one is called as a standard wall curio. This type of curio cabinet is generally intended to be placed against walls. These tall and slender pieces usually come in square and/or rectangular shapes. They also come in a cylindrical shape with flat backs. Meanwhile, if you are in search of an item to be placed on a corner, then, a corner curio cabinet maybe used. This type usually is in triangular or wedge shapes to fit the rooms corners. While for compact or high traffic areas, a smaller and stunted adaptation of the standard wall curio called the miniature or console cabinets is recommended. On the other hand, if you want a distinctive storage item, then hanging curios will be a good option. These are small and light curio cabinets that are intended to be hanged on walls. They also suit well in areas with limited space.
Shelf type glass curio cabinets are usually not made entirely of glass, with heavy frames made from a sturdier material and only the actual shelf space made from glass. They are similar in use to wall mount glass cabinets, but are larger and thus able to take heavier items but consequently being bulkier. One thing about shelf type glass curio cabinets that sets them apart from wall mounted ones is that they often come with a pair of sliding glass panels on the front that can be locked to keep your little toys secure. Realistically speaking, this wont deter a determined burglar, who can simply smash in the glass, but these sliding panels go a long way towards keeping your kids and snoopy relatives from casually pawing your collection.
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?
Lastly, there are centerpiece glass curio cabinets. These are one of the most beautiful applications of glass for cabinets. More often than not these are made entirely of glass, or at the very least will be composed of a central wood or metal shaft around which the glass cabinet layers are mounted. As the name implies, these are designed to be placed standing alone in the center of a room, displaying your collection from every angle. The shape of the glass panels determines the shape of the cabinet, and these are rarely just simple squares. The designs often come in perfect circles or hexagon panels.