Comments: We have been looking for a new dresser that would fit our space and add a modern, sleek touch to our bedroom; this one perfectly fits the bill. Adds a real designer touch to our space.
On May 22, 2014
Comments: This is a solid and nice looking piece of furniture. I was happy to choose this color as well. There is one tiny problem. It shows finer prints from a certain angle. Crazy of me!
On Jun 6, 2014
Comments: I have both the 72" 6 drawer dresser and the larger nightstand side tables. My finish is walnut with the natural steel pulls. The finish of the wood is flawless...rich, deep with natural shadings. It's a vibrant finish and not at all flat looking. While it's not serious enough to be a "con", I feel I'll have to be careful with the finish and always make sure it's protected by a coaster when using a glass or cup.
On Jun 8, 2014
Comments: This line is gorgeous! We actually ordered the Bennett, had it delivered and when they unwrapped it they discovered the top of one dresser had been damaged. They left the dressers there until they could bring back a replacement dresser. In the meantime, I realized I was not happy with the stain we chose and the drawers seemed not very sturdy. We exchanged the Bennett for Berkeley and I am over the moon happy with it. The walnut finish is gorgeous and warm, the drawers feel heavy and solid and although the Berkeley measures roughly the same as the Bennett, it has a smaller presence than the Bennett. It doesn't overpower the room. It's sleek and stylish but classic and will not look dated in 10 years. So happy we switched!
By Bedroom furniture
On Jun 18, 2014
Comments: The furniture is beautiful! We love it! Just wished the drawers were self closing like my kitchen cabinets! The walnut color matches my bathroom cabinets!
On Jul 3, 2014
Comments: I am obsessed with this dresser! I agonized about purchasing it because the top and side panels are veneer and I didn't want to waste my money. But it looks flawless and is so big that it serves as the only dresser for both me and my husband! It is beautifully constructed.
By laura interior designer
On Jul 8, 2014
Comments: the hardware should be soft close.. right now it needs to be pushed
with little effort .. but still effort.. and who needs that..
I wiped the drawer slides and sprayed WD40
it improved but hopefully with time they will push back all the way
easily and be flush.. because now they project out 1/8" beyond the face of the cabinet, until you push it back.
On Jul 18, 2014
Comments: It's amazing the foreign-made junk you'll find in most furniture stores at prices the same or higher than Room and Board's. We searched online, and in dozens of brick and mortar stores from Sacramento to San Francisco, looking for quality case goods at a fair price, until we stumbled upon Room and Board online. Liked the designs, so checked out their offerings in their San Francisco store. Without a doubt R&B offers the best compromise between quality, style, and price. Quality: Solid wood where it counts, wood laminate where it makes economic sense without compromising design or construction, dovetail drawer joints, reliable drawer slides. Style: You're either drawn to R&B's design aesthetic or you're not. If you're reading this, you probably are. R&B's goods provide the most aesthetically pleasing design consistency we've seen in any store. Price: The best thing about R&B is that you're getting quality that is actually commensurate with price. We've found higher priced case goods that were of significantly lower quality, and we've found lower priced goods that are not even worthy of discussion. So how about this piece specifically? It does not disappoint. Very solid construction, beautifully finished to the eye and touch, generous interior proportions. It has only two minor shortcomings: 1) The drawers are mounted on very good quality full extension side mounted ball bearing slide rails, but I've seen (and have) better, and would have preferred concealed undermount self-closing slides to the side mount slides. 2) The bottom of the drawer interiors have a slightly rough finish to the touch, which seems a little odd, considering that the interior sides have a very smooth finish. It's not a deal breaker by any means, but a slick-smooth finish to the drawer interiors would have been preferred. These two minor issues were a cost compromise in material and labor, I'm sure. Having seen and touched the piece in the store, we were aware of these minor shortcomings, factored them into the overall cost/quality/design equation, and bought this piece as well as the Berkeley four drawer dresser and two nightstands. Having bought four pieces in the Berkeley line of case goods, I'm impressed with the consistency of construction, design, and finish. Bottom line: I don't see how you could possibly go wrong with R&B's Berkeley line.
On Aug 5, 2014
Comments: Love the design and the quality. It should last for years. I simply wish, at this price point, that R&B would provide better hardware (soft close). It costs very little more, and it much nicer to use.
On Aug 28, 2014
Comments: We use this for clothes storage when my parents visit. The size is perfect, quality great. Look and functions beautifully
Very happy with Room & Board service as well
Inspired by Asian design details with a modern edge, the form of our Berkeley collection gracefully bridges classic and contemporary styles. A unique solid wood base, flush sides and distinctive slab pulls are elegant details you'll enjoy every day. Handcrafted by North Dakota woodworkers from solid wood and expertly constructed solid wood veneer, this collection is meant to be an enduring part of your home.
Details of Berkeley 72w 20d 43h Ten-Drawer Dresser
BERKELEY CONSTRUCTION DETAILS
Learn how every part of our American-made Berkeley collection is created, from the
materials and hardware to construction methods and finish details.
Each Berkeley piece is constructed one at a time by an expert artisan. The entire case is
reinforced with time-tested joinery, built and assembled by hand and then hand sanded and finished
before it comes to you as a fully assembled piece. Our commitment to benchmade construction ensures
you receive furniture that's built to last a lifetime.
We source our solid woods within the U.S., which has some of the strictest forestry standards in
the world. Every board is hand selected for color consistency and strategically placed to create a
cohesive appearance. The natural markings of the wood make each Berkeley piece one of a kind. The
Berkeley collection features solid wood frames, doors, drawer fronts and bases.
Wood Veneer Reinforcement
Berkeley pieces have wood veneer tops, sides and interior panels, and unfinished wood veneer
exterior back panels. Berkeley’s wood veneer is made by applying a layer of solid wood to premium
grade particle board. This combination of materials increases structural integrity because it
doesn’t expand or contract with seasonal humidity changes like solid wood. Berkeley’s wood veneer is
thicker than the industry standard and CARB 2 compliant for low emissions.
Berkeley is available in a beautiful range of natural and stained woods. Stain colors are
meticulously applied by hand and layered until the perfect color is achieved. A clear low-sheen
lacquer is used on both natural and stained woods to protect and seal the surface. Regardless of
your material selection, the grain of the wood is allowed to show through for a natural look.
Drawers and Glides
Each drawer front is solid wood and perfectly aligned within the frame of the piece. The drawer
boxes have Baltic birch plywood sides connected with dovetail joinery and a wood veneer bottom.
Full-extension ball-bearing glides allow you to see the entire drawer when fully open and glide
smoothly even when the drawer is filled to its 100-pound capacity. Drawer interiors are hand sanded
and sealed with lacquer for a smooth, snag-free finish.
Doors, Shelves and Hardware
Select Berkeley pieces feature sliding doors with paper cord panels. Woven in Iowa using
traditional methods, the paper cord panels are framed in solid wood. Hidden premium hardware allows
doors to glide smoothly. Some storage pieces have solid wood doors with concealed, fully adjustable,
soft-close hinges that open 110 degrees. Shelves are made from wood veneer and rest on adjustable
steel pins. We designed Berkeley’s distinctive steel pulls exclusively for this collection.
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