Published at Friday, 12 January 2018 by neymar in Armoire Design, with total 41 photographs.
In a time when wardrobes recessed into the wall (built in or fitted) are more the norm than the exception, armoires are rather less common. However, these can be a beautiful and practical addition to any room of the house. Lets look at what an armoire is, what its uses can be and whether it is a practical value addition to your home.
An armoire pronounced arm-waar is a free standing, moveable cupboard or a closet that may have several shelves, drawers, a hanging rod, hanging pegs and perhaps a locker or two as well. Many armoires may be fitted with a full length mirror on the outside, adding to its utility. Typically it would be made from oak or walnut wood; mahogany or satinwood.
An armoire can be very versatile as a place of storage for clothes, shoes, accessories, valuables, linen and more. Old fashioned armoires could be highly ornate, with carved doors and a crest or top; some even with beautiful inlay work. Some of these could be really massive - old fashioned armoires were built on the eight small men method - this means that a good sized double door armoire could fit 8 small men.