Cabinet (furniture)


Cabinet (furniture)

A cabinet is usually a box-shaped form, either standing alone as a piece of furniture or built into or attached to a wall (such as a medicine cabinet) typically made of wood but now often made of synthetic materials, and used for storage of miscellaneous items. Cabinets usually have one or more doors on the front that are mounted with door hardware and occasionally a lock; they may also contain drawers. Short cabinets often have a finished surface on top that can be used for display, or as a working surface such as the countertops found in kitchens.

A cabinet intended for clothing storage is usually called a wardrobe in English, or an "armoire" in French.In German, it is a "schrank". In previous centuries, such a cabinet was also known as a linen-press. In British usage, a wardrobe occasionally was referred to as an oakley, because of the oak wood used in its construction. In India, a cabinet is often referred to as an "".

See also

* Chifforobe
* Closet
* Commode
* Cupboard
* Linen-press
* Pantry
* Wardrobe
* Cabinet making
* Hoosier cabinet


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