I need a place to put my knickers so you might as well help me find one. The goal is a brand new short and wide dresser. Why not second-hand vintage? That’s usually my first option, but I like my drawers to glide smooth and those from the ’50s and ’60s are rarely on rails. So here are my top picks so far. I welcome your suggestions.
Update: Decision made. I went all out and got the tall Lowry from R&B. No regrets. It was definitely the right choice. Solid build, good drawer action. The wood is beautiful. It will last a lifetime. Here she is in her temporary spot until I rearrange the bedroom:
The little glass toadstool lamp on top is from EQ3.
End of update. Previous ruminating remains below.
Lowry Dresser from Room & Board – 70w 18d 34h – $999
Solid wood. Legs straight outta McCobb. Cherry is pictured but I’d be getting the walnut.
Anders Dresser – 56w 20d 28h – $2399
Solid Walnut. Continuous board drawer fronts and mortise-and-tenon joinery. Gorgeous and out of my league.
Acacia Dresser from CB2 – 54.5w 20d 24.5h – $599
Acacia veneer is a poor man’s walnut, but not bad. Not hardwareless like the Anders, but at least the drawer fronts are clean. Only four drawers — I’d prefer more and smaller.
Narrow-leg Dresser from West Elm – 60w 20d 28h – $749
Maybe too ho-hum? I like West Elm’s “Acorn” finish but haven’t seen it in person.
Low Platform Dresser from West Elm – 52w 22d 24.25h – $699
Most minimalist, and perhaps most striking, but it has the cavernous drawer problem. I like the idea of adding the console at the foot of my bed.