Published at Friday, 12 January 2018 by Natalie Nelson in Drawers Design, with total 38 images.
The amount of labour required is also very costly, and modern hand made pieces reflect this in their price. The whole way an antique or hand made piece is constructed is totally different from the modern particle board unit with their plastic and metal fixings that keep the thing together. In an antique unit, the joints are accurately hand cut and glued or pegged together which results in a much stronger joint. The whole unit is much stronger, longer lasting and more visually pleasing.
For example, a chest of drawers truly does maximize the amount of available space that will be available after the placement of that furniture piece.
I myself now buy online or from the local auction house in order to get a well made piece of furniture at a good price.