Dressers are typically made of wood not only because the grain looks gorgeous, but because many types of wood have natural anti-moth properties to protect your clothing! Here are a few of the most popular types of wood for dressers.
Ash, birch, maple or oak - these types of wood make for good dressers because they get stronger as they age! These pieces can last for generations if cared for properly.
For a wood with a lighter, brighter feel, turn to spruce, cedar, and pine. As an added bonus, woods like cedar have a lightly spicy scent that can perfume your entire room!
Exotic woods may be more expensive, but their beauty alone can be worth the investment. Choose from olive, rosewood, maple and burl! These types of wood can make your dresser a focal point in any room. It will certainly be a conversation starter!
If you are on a tight budget, you always have the choice of manufactured wood, commonly referred to as MDF. Manufactured wood is made in the process of gluing wood fibers, chips and sawdust together to create a wood-like composite. It's not as classy and durable as naural wood, but offers an easy to maintain, inexpensive alternative. Dresserd made of manufactured wood, especially ones with a glossy finish, will look good in contemporary interiors.
Alternatively, if you'd rather go for a non-wood substance, a metal locker or an industrial metal shelf with plastic containers can be incredibly functional and look streamlined and sophisticated for a simplistic, ultra-practical choice.