In general, jewelry armoires are crafted from wood, which is pleasant to the eyes as well as to the touch. Besides aesthetics, wood provides durability and sturdiness.

It adds a touch of class to any room, especially if the jewelry armoire replicates French designs, Victorian designs or modern ones. Keep in mind that it is a long term investment so the material from which an armoire is made can considerably impact its lifespan. Wood, in this case, is the absolute best choice.

You do however have slim chances of finding such an outstanding piece of furniture made from something else.

When it comes to the woodwork, there are two main types of wood used in furniture creation, namely solid wood or ordinary lumber and engineered wood. The latter encompasses the products manufactured by binding wood strands, fibers, or veneers together with various adhesives.

Solid Wood Jewelry Armoires

Solid Wood - Jewelry Armoire Construction Materials

Solid wood, as already mentioned, is the actual lumber. It provides stability and increases durability due to the fact that it is not hollow. This type of wood, in the context of jewelry armoires, is used to make the legs that support the body and it is important to do so.

Wood Veneer Jewelry Armoires

Wood Veneer - Jewelry Armoire Construction Material

This type of engineered wood is made from thin slices of wood (1/8 inches, or thinner) that are glued together on a core panel in order to produce flat panels that are used for multiple types of furniture, not just for jewelry armoires.

MDF Jewelry Armoires

MDF - Jewelry Armoire Construction Material

Medium-density fiberboard or MDF for short is made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers. So this can be achieved, a defibrator is used, along with a combination of wax and a resin binder and high temperature and pressure.

There are various types of wood that can be used in the creation of jewelry armoires and among the most popular choices you will find (we’ve also included the color so you can get an accurate impression):

  • Ash – Whitish-gray
  • Birch – Medium brown
  • Black Walnut – Dark brown
  • Butternut – Medium brown
  • Elm – Red-brown
  • Fruitwood – Pink-brown
  • Hickory – Red-brown
  • Mahogany – Red-brown
  • Maple – Golden to Red-brown
  • Oak – Gray-brown
  • Rosewood Veneer – Purple-brown

Wood is very flexible in what finishes are concerned so you can find quite a few types, including:

  • Gilding – Gold leaf, which always a nice and elegant touch, best for emphasizing certain details.
  • Lacquer – Can be clear or pigmented, offering a glossy finish each time.
  • Oil Varnish – Offers a clear finish that puts the grain of wood in value.
  • Paint – An opaque pigment, meant to cover the grain of wood entirely.
  • Wax – Gives a matte and adherent appearance.

For more details and information about the types of colors and finishes check out our Colors and Finishes section.

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