Dresser | Chest

Dressers, also known interchangeably as chests or bureaus, are furniture pieces made up of multiple stacked drawers for storing items. Most commonly used for holding various clothing items within the bedroom, dressers are multi-functional household pieces use for both the storage of items and for showcasing other items via the top surface. Dressers are designed and manufactured with various sizes, storage capacities, and proportions that can either be more vertical (tall) or more horizontal (wide).

How big are dressers?

Dressers come in a large range of sizes to meet varied storage demands, but dressers commonly have overall depths between 18”-24” | (46-61 cm), heights between 30”-50” (76-127 cm), and widths between 30”-74” (76-188 cm).

What is the difference between a dresser and a chest?

Though the terms dresser and chest are often used interchangeably, dressers traditionally include an attached top mirror while chests of drawers only include drawers.


What is stored in a dresser?

Dressers are best suited for storing folded casual clothing, off-season wardrobes, and assorted smaller items such as socks and underwear.

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IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest
Illustration comparing the size of the IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest to a person

The IKEA 3-Drawer Hemnes Chest combines modern functionality with sustainability to provide spacious storage of 20 t-shirts in the smaller drawer and 30 t-shirts in the larger drawer.  Designed by K Hagberg and M Hagberg, the durable solid wood is a traditional look that provides a warm finish to any space. Features such as quiet smooth-running drawers gives the piece a contemporary take.

The IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest has an overall height of 37.75” (96 cm), width of 42.5” (108 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Illustrations with dimensions for heigh, width and depth of the IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest
The IKEA Hemnes Chest with three drawers combines modern functionality with sustainability to provide spacious storage of 20 t-shirts in the smaller drawer and 30 in the larger drawer. Designed by K & M Hagberg, the durable solid wood is a traditional look that provides a warm finish to any space.

The IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest has an overall height of 37.75” (96 cm), width of 42.5” (108 cm), and depth of 19.625” (50 cm).

Illustrations with dimensions for heigh, width and depth of the IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest
IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest
Height:
37.75” | 96 cm
Width:
42.5” | 108 cm
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Depth:
19.625” | 50 cm
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Area:
5.8 ft2 | .54 m2
Materials
Solid pine top and bottom panels, drawers; fiberboard drawer bottom and back
Designer
K & M Hagberg (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Hemnes 3-Drawer Chest elevation (front), elevation (side), plan

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Dresser | Chest Clearances
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Dresser Depth: 18”-24" | 46-61 cm
Dresser Height: 30”-50” | 76-127 cm
Dresser Width: 30”-74” | 76-188 cm

Drawer Zone: 16”-20” | 41-51 cm
Activity Zone: 18” | 46 cm
Clearance: 42”-48” | 107-122 cm
Total Zone: 62”-72” | 157-183 cm

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Dresser | Chest Bedroom Clearances elevation, plan

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Line Wide Dresser
Scale drawing of the Line Wide Dresser in comparison to a standing person

The Line Wide Dresser is an elegant dresser made up of an American walnut or white oak frame and an MDF with walnut or oak veneer. After it was designed by Nathan Yong in 2019, the line collection was expanded at the Salone Del Mobile, a furniture fair in Milan, where Yong presented his Line Media Console. The Line Wide Dresser has six louvered drawers with leveling floor glides for uneven surfaces.

The Line Wide Dresser has an overall height of 28.75” (73 cm), width of 65.75” (167 cm), and depth of 19.0” (48 cm).

Collection of measured drawings of the Line Wide Dresser with dimensions for height, width and depth
The Line Wide Dresser is an elegant dresser made up of an American walnut or white oak frame and an MDF with walnut or oak veneer. It was designed by Nathan Yong in 2019; the line collection was expanded after the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, where Yong presented his Line Media Console.

The Line Wide Dresser has an overall height of 28.75” (73 cm), width of 65.75” (167 cm), and depth of 19.0” (48 cm).

Collection of measured drawings of the Line Wide Dresser with dimensions for height, width and depth
Line Wide Dresser
Height:
28.75” | 73 cm
Width:
65.75” | 167 cm
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Depth:
19.0” | 48 cm
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Materials
Walnut or white oak frame; MDF with walnut or oak veneer
Designer
Nathan Yong
Year
2019

Drawings include:
Line Wide Dresser elevation (front), elevation (side), plan

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Lauki Tall Dresser
Drawing comparing the Lauki Tall Dresser to a standing person

The Lauki Tall Dresser is a minimal dresser with an MDF frame and case with a laminate finish. The collection was designed by Ibon Arrizabalaga in 2008, and it appears to be completely frameless with an illusion of a stack of drawers with no connections. Drawer fronts are equipped with push-latch glides that are hardware-free for a streamlined feel.

The Lauki Tall Dresser has an overall height of 40.5” (103 cm), width of 32.25” (82 cm), and depth of 17.0” (43 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Lauki Tall Dresser with dimensions for height, width, and depth
The Lauki Tall Dresser is a minimal dresser with an MDF frame and case with a laminate finish. The collection was designed by Ibon Arrizabalaga in 2008, and it appears to be completely frameless with an illusion of a stack of drawers with no connections for a streamlined feel.

The Lauki Tall Dresser has an overall height of 40.5” (103 cm), width of 32.25” (82 cm), and depth of 17.0” (43 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of the Lauki Tall Dresser with dimensions for height, width, and depth
Lauki Tall Dresser
Height:
40.5” | 103 cm
Width:
32.25” | 82 cm
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Depth:
17.0” | 43 cm
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Materials
MDF frame; veneer finish (laminiate, oak, walnut)
Designer
Ibon Arrizabalaga
Year
2008

Drawings include:
Lauki Tall Dresser elevation (front), elevation (side), plan

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Raleigh Tall Dresser
Size comparison of the Raleigh Tall Dresser compared to a standing person

The Raleigh Tall Dresser is a five-drawer solid wood dresser. It was designed by Jeffrey Bernett, Nicholas Dodzuik, and Christopher Skodi as a part of the Raleigh Bedroom Collection in 2017. Made of an oak or walnut veneer top, and equipped with modern functionality, such as soft-closing drawer glides, the Raleigh Tall Dresser is a classic piece for any space.

The Raleigh Tall Dresser has an overall height of 50.5” (128 cm), width of 30.5” (77 cm), and depth of 18.75” (48 cm).

Illustrations of the Raleigh Tall Dresser with dimensions for height, width, and depth labeled in elevation and plan
The Raleigh Tall Dresser is a five-drawer solid wood dresser. It was designed by Jeffrey Bernett, Nicholas Dodzuik, and Christopher Skodi as a part of the Raleigh Bedroom Collection in 2017 and is made of an oak or walnut top, equipped with modern functionality such as soft-closing drawer glides.

The Raleigh Tall Dresser has an overall height of 50.5” (128 cm), width of 30.5” (77 cm), and depth of 18.75” (48 cm).

Illustrations of the Raleigh Tall Dresser with dimensions for height, width, and depth labeled in elevation and plan
Raleigh Tall Dresser
Height:
50.5” | 128 cm
Width:
30.5” | 77 cm
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18.75” | 48 cm
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Materials
Solid wood drawers and legs; veneer top (oak or walnut)
Designer
Jeffrey Bernett & Nicholas Dodziuk
Year
2017

Drawings include:
Raleigh Tall Dresser elevation (front), elevation (side), plan

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