Wardrobes – Practical Storage
Your oak wardrobes are unlikely to be the gateway to another dimension as depicted in the Chronicles of Narnia, however, with a little extra organisation it could lead you to think of another sci-fi Icon, the Tardis.
The Wardrobe in History
The modern wardrobe, found in most homes, is drawn from the tradition of having a room in which to hang clothes. Obviously, in historic times, there were far fewer clothes for the average peasant to store, so these large cupboards did not become part of the fabric of the home until more recently.
The modern wardrobe was an early export from the Americas, arriving in the UK in the early 17th century. The reason for the export? British oak was reserved for naval uses, such as building ships. Later, as wood once again became more plentiful, the trade returned to the UK. This led to a renaissance in English cabinet and wardrobe making as seen in the work of Thomas Chippendale. The styles he introduced are still popular today.
Today’s Oak Wardrobes
The Oak Hut offers a quality collection of oak wardrobes that are designed to fit in with our range of bedroom furniture. We have a variety of sizes and styles from wardrobes that use their full space to house your clothes by hanging them inside, exemplified by the Bromsgrove Oak Full Hanging Wardrobe.
For maximum capacity and organisational space, you should look no further than the Sahraya Blonde Oak Triple Wardrobe. This huge storage space consists of a generous two door hanging wardrobe, a third space to the side lined with shelves and 5 drawers of various sizes to keep your clothes looking at their best.
There are also numerous wardrobes available in narrow hanging configuration as well as smaller variations of the two door wardrobes that make up the majority of products of this kind.