Great Alternatives to Full-Sized Dressers. Storage chests are perfect alternatives to full-sized dressers in that you can keep smaller garments neatly contained without unnecessarily wasting precious space in a your bedroom. A growing number of people are utilizing storage chests for such items as undergarments. Yet, what makes them even more handy is that just about anything can be stored in them--from multimedia items to sewing accessories.
Staples, glues and nails which are used as dressers joinery are signs of a weak make and bring down the quality. Check the sturdiness, by checking the drawers, door knobs and inner fittings. Look for any creaking sounds or if the drawers are getting stuck and the doors close to a good fit. Also check whether the wood is kiln dried, to prevent it from peeling and splitting.