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
Wood Veneer Jewelry Armoires
MDF Jewelry Armoires
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.