A wood cabinet is simply a cupboard. It is used as an alternate name for cupboards to make the name of the furniture sound nicer. The reason of this naming is due to the dishes, pots, cups or dinner sets being usually made of China clays. And thus the name derives so as to indicate that this is the place where things made of China clays are kept.
But more specifically, the term cupboard is originally used to describe an open-shelved side table or simply an open shelf used to keep or to display plates, pots, cups, saucers or sets of dinner items.
The word cupboard literally means a closed piece of furniture. Because cupboards or China cabinets would often have doors to close them up. And hence its name derived as a closed piece of furniture. This word is seen being used regularly in British English, whereas in American English it is referred to as a closet.
The perfect place to locate a China cabinet or a cupboard at your home is quite naturally the kitchen as it’s the place for cooking and culinary items are always in need at arm’s reach. Or it can even be the dining room also. Especially if someone prefers to have a beautiful display of her collections of dinner sets and other cutlery items at her home for everyone’s view, than the dining room would obviously be the utmost perfect spot for such useful furniture.
The range of varieties of China cabinets or cupboards are as wide as you can imagine. This particular furniture has gone through a lot and a lot of developments, innovations, evolutions and revolutions. Traditionally, China cabinets or cupboards used to have one of three display tiers and sometimes would have additional one or two drawers besides the tiers. They were often only made of wood or plywood and usually quite small in size and attached to the walls of the kitchens. Sometimes they would have doors to cover and sometimes not. And the doors were usually wooden unlike those of today’s that have glassed ones made exclusively for display purposes.
But you will gradually come to notice how much of an innovation this particular furniture has gone through for years up till now. Up to this day you’ll be able to find a wide range of varieties in cupboards that come in various different sizes, shapes, colors, designs, decorations and materials that are being used to make.
Cabinets these days have sizes ranging from very small to very large in size. Different people have preferences for different range of sizes, depending or the size of their house or the amount of collection they possess. Cupboards today can be found in various different attractive shapes. And most of the cabinets these days would usually be found very beautifully decorated or decorated with very beautiful and attractive designs. Mainly because housewives these days put more emphasis on having a nice display or decoration of their collections of dinner sets or any other kind of culinary items.
As said earlier, cupboards were traditionally being made of wood. And even up till now most of the cupboards would be found being made of very fine wood. But there are exceptions in some cases. There have been cupboards made of metal and sometimes with gold plaque on them. Designs like these are very much costly and are usually for rich people. There are also cupboards these days made of plastic. And again there are cupboards being totally made of glass.