Pleasant Cedar Chests
The cedar chests potent aroma is one of the biggest draws to adding the furniture piece to your home collection. Cedar chests, also called hope chests, are pieces of furniture that initially were made popular as wedding gifts for storing prized possessions including wedding gowns, family quilts and other soft fabrics. A cedar chest not only gives its owner a pleasant, but also can both protect and preserve contents by keeping out bugs and insects. There are many types of cedar chests and size can vary with each style. The typical chest is made of the fragrant cedar wood, which keeps things on the inside smelling fresh and sweet, and can supposedly provide protection from moths. The chest usually has a large compartment for storage, may feature a few drawers that can be removed, and it has a flat lid. Some lids are rounded but flats lids are usually more practical, because you can then use the chest for sitting when it is closed.