Published at Thursday, January 18th 2018. by neymar in Bakers Racks.
While traditional racks were open affairs with a tabletop in the middle and racks above, todays models are built with the needs of modern homes in mind. They may forego the open space below, opting for doored units, additional shelving or even a built-in wine rack instead.
There is something quite wonderful to be said about a piece of furniture that serves more than one purpose. This kind of furniture can come in the form of a table with drawers, an ottoman that opens up for lovely storage or even a couch that has a hidden compartment for the television remote or drinks. However, when you really want to make a simply elegant statement, there is nothing better than the beauty and the function of bakers racks.
Okay, so you might be thinking, how can bakers racks be pleasing to the eye? The reason is, is that they are built out of different materials and are then styled a number of lovely ways through the finishes that are applied to them and the way that they are detailed. For example, there are selections crafted from a combination of glass, wood, and metal, featuring glass shelving supporting by a stainless steel base filled with ornamental accenting that is finished in a gold/pewter type color, creating a antique selection. Or, there are other choices made from just wood, like those that are built from rubber wood with a distressed white finished with elegant carved accents or others built from pine that have sleek lines and a dark walnut finish, developing a country themed option.
The bakers rack started life as a utilitarian item, something that was designed to make a bakery more efficient and more productive. As the name suggests, it is a rack that is floor standing and extends to about five or six feet high depending on the model that you choose. Often built on a metal or wrought iron frame, one includes several levels of shelves and the possibility to attach cooking utensils on hooks underneath. Freestanding rather than integrated into any kind of fitted kitchen, they are in a sense a kind of dresser with a smaller and more open structure.
When shopping for a bakers rack for any room, know that there is an endless variety of styles, finishes and materials out there. You can get racks that fit neatly into a corner and make use of this often wasted space as well as those that will work well on a straight wall. Most bakers racks have a few design elements in common, i.e., the wire or open racks that pies traditionally cooled on.
You can even have your bakers rack outside if you want. Models using the charm and the design of interior versions are now available for outdoors use. Some of them, using wicker, are suitable for use in a verandah or in a space that is protected from the elements. Others made of wrought iron and treated against rust and corrosion can stand in the open air and provide that design counterpart to everything else that nature does so well.