Our dressers are built to provide maximum space for storage. The cabinet is built out of ¾" solid wood. The drawers have dovetailed corners with ¾" sides and a minimum ½" thick bottom. Drawers over 36 inches wide come with 100lb capacity fully extendable slides. The back is usually ¼" furniture plywood this is only used to reduce the weight of the furniture to avoid the need of a forklift to move the piece. The Alaska Wood Shop is better than a home goods store, since you can pick the design, including the color!