Solid Wood Dressers & Chests

Shop our extensive selection of solid wood chests and dressers. Our wooden dressers and chests are hand made to order by Vermont's expert craftsmen & designed to last for generations.

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Solid Wood Dressers & Chests of Drawers Guaranteed for Life

What’s the difference between a wooden chest of drawers and a dresser? We use the term chest to refer to a set of drawers that is taller than it is wide. The opposite is true of dressers.

Our solid wood chests are handcrafted in Vermont using real, North-American hardwoods. We source all our timber from sustainably managed forests right here in the USA. Much of our oak and maple comes from Vermont’s own green mountains. Our cherry and walnut woods come from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, where the cherry and walnut trees grow naturally in abundance.

Why Buy Your Next Wooden Chest or Dresser from Vermont Woods Studios?

We are a small family owned company and we know this handcrafted bedroom furniture is an important investment. We understand how meaningful each handcrafted chest and dresser will be to your family and we'll make sure it arrives to your bedroom in perfect order. Your complete satisfaction means everything to us. 

Answers to Questions We Get Asked Often

How much should a solid wood dresser cost?

The cost of a solid wood dresser can vary widely depending on factors like the type of wood, craftsmanship, brand, and design. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 or more for a quality solid wood dresser. Exotic or hardwoods like oak, cherry, or maple tend to be more expensive than softwoods like pine. Handcrafted or custom-made dressers will also command higher prices. Keep in mind that a higher price often reflects better quality and durability, so it's worth investing in a dresser that suits your needs and style.

How can you tell if furniture is solid wood?

To determine if furniture is solid wood, inspect the exposed surfaces, edges, and corners. Solid wood will typically have consistent grain patterns and won't show any layers or veneers. Look for joints and edges; if you see plywood or particleboard, it's likely not solid wood. Additionally, the piece's weight can be a clue - solid wood furniture is heavier than furniture made with composite materials.

How can you tell wood from composite?

Examining the edges and surfaces is key. Wood will have visible grain patterns, knots, and variations, while composite materials like MDF or particleboard will have a more consistent, artificial appearance. Knocking on the piece can also help; solid wood tends to produce a deep, resonant sound, while composite materials sound dull.

How can you tell if a dresser is good quality?

Quality dressers often feature dovetail joints, solid wood construction, smooth drawer operation with sturdy hardware, and a well-finished exterior. Inspect the piece for even, smooth surfaces and consistent finishes. Drawer glides should feel robust, and the dresser should be stable without wobbling. Reputable brands and positive reviews can also indicate good quality.

How long do wooden dressers last?

The lifespan of a wooden dresser largely depends on the wood type, construction quality, and how well it's maintained. In general, a well-crafted wooden dresser can last for several decades or even a lifetime. High-quality hardwoods like oak and cherry tend to be more durable than softwoods. Proper care, such as regular dusting, avoiding excessive moisture, and using coasters for hot objects, can significantly extend the dresser's lifespan.

What wood is best for dressers?

Hardwoods such as oak, cherry, maple, and walnut are popular choices for dressers due to their durability and attractive grain patterns. Oak is known for its strength, while cherry and walnut offer a rich, elegant appearance. Maple is a versatile option with a smooth, fine grain. Ultimately, the best wood for a dresser depends on your preferences and budget. Keep in mind that some softwoods like pine can also be used, but they may require more maintenance and are generally less durable than hardwoods.

Handcrafted in the USA

All of our sustainable, natural wood furniture is proudly made in the USA by talented and passionate woodworkers. Buying American made furniture is better for your home, better for the planet, and better for the economy.

Made in USA

Custom Built to Last a Lifetime

Our sustainable furniture is designed and built to last a lifetime using high quality materials and best-in-class construction. No particle board, cheap veneers, or formaldehyde. Just real solid wood, time-tested joinery techniques, and non-toxic wood finishes.

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