So, there is the dresser saga. First, 3diff
's armoire didn't fit up the stairs to the third floor. This was no real surprise and well, we didn't have a good tall place to put it in our bedroom anyway. But, it leaves a heap of clothes in the corner with no place to put them.
So, we set out on Saturday to get a couple dressers from Ikea (Malm 6-drawer for the truly interested) that we'd identified on our last trip, but that they were out of then. But, 3diff
mentioned that really, shelves were much more useful than drawers for storing sweaters; this also got me thinking that shelves would be nicer for storing pants than drawers as well. So, the Malm dressers weren't that great an option as far as that went. Right near the doorstep of Ikea, we saw an "Affordable Furniture" and decided to look in, since we were still looking for a CD storage solution.
Well, they also have a triple dresser where the two sides have doors & 3 shelves each inside. The center is 5 drawers. There's a matching "gentleman's cabinet" with one door & 6 drawers, I believe. That's too tall, but could go on the wall - and the triple dresser is short enough to fit right under the eaves. This is all excellent and great but....
they're cheaply made and fake ebony-colored. The cheapness shows in, say, what appears to be a nice double-deep drawer that is only half-height inside. The drawer pieces are attached with staples - and the drawer gliders are plastic, which just doesn't look very sturdy.
So, I was willing to consider the Malm dressers as disposable, but these are just enough more expensive (double the price) that it seems like a lot to spend on an interim solution.
Now, I've never bought a dresser; the dresser I have I got for free b/c it was in my room at Wadsworth when I moved in. I have a hankering for matching furniture, but... not sure. And, if we like shelves, it might be better to get more sturdy well-made furniture that would last longer. But, as 3diff
cleverly pointed out, this isn't exactly an immediate crisis.
So, any thoughts on good places to go hunting "gentlemen's cabinets", as the type with shelves appear to be called? Also, looking for maybe another Scandinavian/Danish furniture store, since we do like that style. We looked at From Teak, which was neat, but nothing totally sang out at me as far as dressers.