Furniture Glossary: Case Goods

Case goods are wood furniture pieces that provide storage space. Often used in dining rooms and bedrooms, they also include bookcases and desks. Back to Furniture Glossary


The word armoire is of French origin derived from the Latin word \"armarium,\" which means cupboard. It is a freestanding tall cupboard with two doors that open outward. Many armoires have a drawer or two underneath the doors for extra storage. Unlike normal shelving, the contents in an armoire (which can range from clothing to linens to a flat-screen television) are hidden from view when the doors are shut. They are made of wood (with metal hardware) and used in bedrooms and living rooms. Their styles can vary from the simplest Shaker style to a more ornate carved look.

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