Choose from over 200 unique solid wood chests of drawers at Oak Furniture Solutions. Our solid wood chests of drawers are available in a range of solid woods including pine, oak, walnut and white painted chests of drawers.
Find wooden chests of drawers in a number of sizes to suit your bedroom including wide and tall chests of drawers. Or choose your chest of drawers according to how many drawers you need, we stock solid wood chests of drawers with as little as two drawers or as many as fourteen drawers.
All of our solid wood bedroom furniture is made from the highest quality solid wood.
If you need help deciding which chest of drawers to buy, you might find our chest of drawers buying guide useful.
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Chests of drawers are arguably one of the most useful and versatile pieces of furniture in your home. A chest of drawers will fit effortlessly into almost any room in the house. Use it as a dressing table in the bedroom, in place of a console table in the hallway or as a dresser base in the dining room.
With endless options around size, styles, storage space and wood type, this guide will talk you through everything you need to know about chests of drawers, the different styles available, how to find the perfect sized chest of drawers, how to care for and accessorise your chest of drawers and much more.
The first things you must consider when looking for a chest of drawers are the practicalities; what must it store and where will it go? These are two key questions that you cannot ignore. The best chest of drawers will fit neatly in your room, provide enough storage and add to your desired bedroom style.
When it comes to chests of drawers, there are a vast number of different sizes available.
Standard chests normally have between six and nine drawers and are wider than they are deep; usually waist height on an adult. The standard depth is usually 45cm, with some chests featuring different sized drawers; normally two or four larger drawers at the top, with standard sized drawers beneath.
Tall Chests: Usually tall chests have between four and seven drawers, with some tallboys including a lower, wider deck of drawers, called a low-boy. Tall chests tend to be narrow and are very useful if you're lacking floor space. Somewhat traditional chests, these were originally called tallboys, so you may find certain chests still carry that name. The originals were very elaborate and decorative too.
Low chests are not as common as tall chests but are practical in other ways. These will not obstruct wall space or windows and can have three rows of drawers. Low chests can accommodate a large amount.
You need to consider the type of material the chest is made from, as well as the size and type you are looking for. You can purchase chests made from wood, or ones which are laminated, painted or varnished. Ultimately, wooden chests are particularly sturdy and when lacquered will withstand many years of wear and tear.
Once you have decided the above, you can then start shopping for your chest of drawers.
With so many to choose from, there are chests of drawers to suit almost any budget. Whilst cheaper options are always tempting, bear in mind that a chest of drawers is a long-standing piece of furniture that will be in constant use. So it is important to find a good quality chest of drawers at a reasonable price.
Chests of drawers are widely available from stores and online. Buying a chest of drawers online or offline is often a tricky question, with both options have their merits. Some people find touching and feeling a chest of drawers in store very useful, however you will probably find more choice and a better deal in terms of pricing online. Make sure that wherever you purchase it from accepts refunds and offers a delivery service if required.
Chests of drawers are heavy and cumbersome pieces of furniture and this needs to be considered when purchasing. Most chests of drawers will need to be taken home or delivered in a van and will need at least 2 people to carry. Make sure you have access to transport large enough to hold the chest of drawers or that the store offers a home delivery service. Most online furniture stores offer an online delivery service.
The benefit of chests of drawers is that you are almost guaranteed to find one that suits your style and room size. Some chests can be nestled neatly in a corner and some can become the focal point of a room, decorated with accessories and ornaments.
When finding a chest of drawers to suit the style of your room, you should consider the wood type. We recommend solid wood chests of drawers for uncompromising quality and durability.
Oak and pine chests of drawers are relatively light in colour, both with a unique grain. Try to consider the overall impression you want to create with your chest of drawers. If it’s a rustic, cosy look you're after, then a knotty pine chest would be ideal. If you need a modern look, then go for an oak chest, which will bring contemporary tones to your interior. Walnut and other dark woods such as sheesham or mahogany add a rich and exotic feel to a bedroom. White painted wooden chests of drawers are particularly popular for bedrooms with a romantic or shabby chic feel.
Don't be afraid to go for an antique chest if you want to go for an alternative look.
Also consider the other pieces of furniture in your room. The three essential pieces of bedroom furniture (bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers) needn’t all match, but you must bear in mind your existing furniture when shopping for a chest of drawers.
Don’t forget to accessorise! Accessories can really help the chest of drawers look at home in a bedroom. Chests of drawers are particularly useful for providing extra surface space – this is especially important in more modern homes that often lack surface space such as window-sills, ledges etc. Try adding a personal touch to your chest of drawers with lamps, candles, photo frames and more.
You need to make sure your chest of drawers is the right size for both your bedroom and the items you’re looking to store.
Before shopping for your chest of drawers, take measurements of the space you have. There are 3 measurements you need to consider when sizing up a chest of drawers:
Height. Chests of drawers come in a wide range of heights – from ‘tallboys’ which can be up to 1.5metres to lowboys, which can be as low as 60cm.
Width. Chests of drawers can be as wide or as narrow as you please. When measuring, ensure that you leave enough space either side of the chest so it is not flush both sites.
Depth. Chests of drawers are typically 40-60cm in depth so be sure to leave enough space to open and close drawers in front of the chest of drawers
Chests of drawers are an often-used piece of furniture, but take care of it and you will keep it looking like new for many years to come. Follow our list of do’s and don’ts to make the most of your chest of drawers:
Re-oil or re-wax your solid wood chest of drawers periodically (see care instructions for your piece of furniture)
Clean up stains and spillages immediately
Lamps or other accessories placed on the chest of drawers should be moved periodically to ensure that the colouration of the furniture matures evenly and uniformly.
Use a dish to keep earrings, rings and other sharp items from scratching the table surface
Don’t place drinks directly on the chest of drawers– use a coaster to avoid rings
Don’t place the chest of drawers too close to a heat source such as a radiator
Don’t drag the chest of drawers across the floor as this can damage the furniture as well as your floors.
* Oak Furniture Solutions do not accept any responsibility for any damage caused to furniture by the following of these guidelines. These guidelines are provided as informed suggestions only and are written as general notes for customers. Customers seeking professional, specific after-care advice should either contact us directly or get in touch with a professional polisher or furniture restorer.