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Last Updated: 06/29/2009
Bedroom Furniture | Dressers | Chests - The Furniture Authority
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Bedroom furniture that works wonders in function and design is the call of today's lifestyle. Dressers, furniture with multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above the other, play a major role in organizing your life. Dressers can also stylistically compliment your bedroom, as a comfortable bed and the right dresser go hand in hand. The Furniture Authority has an extensive range of dressers at affordable prices to meet your every need, be it stylistic, functional, or economic.

Traditionally, wood dressers were used in the bedroom to store clothing (especially innerwear, socks, and kerchiefs) and other smaller items that were not stored in a closet. Today, however, they store almost anything that will fit inside, be it jewelry, picture frames, photo albums, sundry items, or makeup, and may even be placed anywhere in the house.

A typical bedroom dresser is approximately rectangular in overall shape and generally has short legs at the bottom corners for placement on the floor. Dressers often come in 5-, 6-, and 7-drawer varieties, with either a single or split top drawers. The inside of the drawers can be accessed by pulling them out at the front side of the dresser. A dresser is often placed so that the backside faces a wall since access to the back is not necessary. The lateral sides of the dressers are also usually made such that they can be placed against a wall; for example, in a room corner. Dressers can be completely utilitarian with a straightforward, simple look or can also make a style statement to match the bedroom furniture as one cohesive family.

Dressers generally have knobs (usually round but can also be in geometric or any personalized style) or handles to facilitate pulling them out. Besides, they come with sliders upon which the drawer slides as it is opened or closed. At The Furniture Authority, our products have frames that are corner blocked to ensure rigidity and the drawer boxes use full extension ball bearing drawer glides. This provides for a far smoother operation with no chances of the drawers becoming stiff to open and close.

Most dressers fall into one of two types: those that are about waist-high or bench-high and dressers (usually with more drawers) that are about shoulder-high. Both types typically have a flat surface on top giving you the option of placing things of your choice on top. Waist-high dressers often have a mirror placed vertically on top and can serve as a dressing table. Mirrors are often bought with the dresser to keep the look of the furniture consistent and tasteful. Additionally, dresser tops can be used for lamps, decorative items, or family photos.

The Furniture Authority offers some of the most elegant styles and finishes in dressers at the best prices anywhere. You can choose from wood dressers, contemporary dressers, kids dressers and dressers with mirrors. We have partnered with more than 50 leading brands in furniture manufacturing to provide you with the best choices at incredible prices.

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