Is there anyone out there without a dresser in their bedroom? I don’t think so, but I can be wrong. Should you intend to shop for a dresser anytime soon, here’s how to spot a quality crafted dresser.
Hardware: opt for solid brass instead of brass-toned knobs; stainless steel instead of silver-tone. You don’t want the finish to wear off, so go for a quality piece.
Finish: quality wood furniture feels satiny to the touch inside out. Edges should be as smooth as the rest of the surfaces including doors and drawers.
Drawers: Open and close to test. Wood or metal glides are better.
Wood: Kiln-dried wood is best because it does not expand and contract nor crack.
Joints: Metal screws can cause fissures. Dovetail joints or wood doweling are superior.