A tv commercial taught me a new word today: chesser. They showed what I would call a chest of drawers; a previously-referenced dresser was on the other side of the bed.
So I looked it up. I found images that look like a combined dresser and chest, like this:
But also plenty of this:
Ha ha, "Chester drawers" always makes me laugh, along with "rod iron". But "chesser" appears to be an actual thing, but inconsistently applied. Ah, maybe it's a regression of sorts: "chest of drawers" to "chester drawers" to "chesser"?
Not that I'm aware of but I see "Chester drawers" on Craig's List frequently enough to make me think there are furniture terms I just haven't been acquainted with.
My grandmother used the term "chester drawers".
I've never heard the term before. We just call it a dresser, which is a funny enough word as it is.
Blfenton, you call even the combo piece, with a low side and a tall side, a dresser?
I'd call it weird.
I purchased what the High Point NC designer called a "chesser." It is a cross between a chest and a dresser; taller than a dresser, but shorter and wider then a chest.
"Chest of drawers" is a correct term, even if it gets pronounced chester drawers or chestadrawers or chestadraws. It's a chest that has drawers instead of a lid on top.
We called a table height chest of drawers a dresser or a bureau, and a taller one a chest of drawers, lingerie chest (tall and thin) or highboy (very high with legs usually)
Wow, is ...is that a gun in his pocket?
Nope, just glad to...oh dear, this thread is devolving lol!
well, I'm just glad to know I'm not the only one confused by the word chesser. I think the combo piece of furniture is interesting, could be useful in a small space. The commercial I saw is for Bob's Discount Furniture, which probably explains a lot.
Well, in decorating you wouldn't put a Chesser in the same room as a Omnibusser.
Okay, so I'm making up my own words : )
Along this line, I sometimes see someone say that a furniture piece has 4 " draws". Have you seen or heard this?
I thought "draws" was a New England pronunciation of drawers. Norm Abrams of New Yankee Workshop says draws.
'Dinning' and 'rod' just put my teeth on edge.
Cawapps....I agree when it is said, but it is written as " draws" , these people are not from New England.
On GW you see "draws" and "dinning" all the time. Annoying, but nowhere as bad as "walla!"