Wooden Furniture in the Bathroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

Wooden furniture, yes!; but in the bathroom? Too! You may wonder if the wooden furniture is to decorate this room of the house. Wood is a renewable resource, 100% sustainable and that can be worked to adapt to any need. You just have to know what type of wood and how to treat it to show it off in a bathroom cabinet

ADVANTAGES OF WOODEN BATHROOM FURNITURE

  • They are warm
  • They allow you to design a piece of furniture in a wide variety of finishes
  • Infinity of possible designs that adapt to each specific case, tastes and needs
  • A wooden bathroom cabinet is elegant and personal

If something characterizes wood is its presence. It can be adapted to any type of need. And it has different types of finishes. Give that touch of warmth to your home, making the room more welcoming.

DISADVANTAGES OF A WOODEN BATHROOM CABINET

As in everything, an appropriate material must be used. Within the wide range of woods, we can find specific ones to withstand humidity and temperature changes.

If unsuitable material is used, it will not withstand the conditions found in bathrooms (humidity and changes in temperature) and then the wood can become swollen and the furniture will deform. This is the main drawback. Moisture enters the interior of the wood and causes it to expand. Changes in temperature cause it to contract and over time the furniture as a whole deteriorates.

HOW ARE THESE PROBLEMS SOLVED?

It is about avoiding those cons!  You have to select the appropriate material to mount furniture in the bathroom. For example, make a waterproof MDF cabinet that prevents water from affecting it. It is convenient to give it a final finish (with varnishes and lacquers) suitable for this use.

In this way, the price is also adapted to the material and manufacturing process, always looking for quality wooden bathroom furniture. You should know that solid woods always make a project more expensive.

WHAT WOOD TO USE FOR A BATHROOM CABINET?

You may be wondering what types of wood are best to use for a bathroom cabinet. When we ask for a wooden bathroom cabinet, to give the cabinet an unlimited life, it is always recommendable making it based on water-repellent MDF in the case of wanting a lacquered finish -that is, the structure is lacquered on top in color- or in a phenolic-based board -they are manufactured with phenolic glues, which is the component that makes them suitable for exteriors- in the case of wanting a varnished wood finish -the waterproofed boards can be veneered or veneered or, what is the same, cover with a natural wood veneer. Both materials can be combined in different ways.

THE DESIGN OF WOODEN FURNITURE IN THE BATHROOM

Let functionality prevail. The design can be more classic or current. If you use an item of custom furniture you can adapt the compartments to your needs. The drawers or drawers are comfortable because they allow you to see and access what you keep at the bottom with comfort. If it is suspended furniture, always with drawers. The compartments with doors serve to store taller cans or stacked towels. The doors can be hinged or sliding if the washbasin cabinet is close to another toilet. And you can always attach wooden shelves, benches, or drawers to a piece of furniture.

Wooden bathroom furniture accepts a countertop or built-in sink. Even with a countertop made of microcement that integrates the sink or another material, such as those indicated above for the countertop.

 

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