Amish-Made Mule Chest Dressers - Top Picks

Mule chests are no ordinary type of dresser; this large bedroom furniture piece combines drawers in the base with a spacious cabinet above, resulting in a storage solution that can accommodate a full wardrobe.

Mule chests are commonly associated with Amish woodworking, but this wasn’t always the case. This style of dresser is said to have taken root in Europe during the 17th and 18th Centuries before migrating over to Colonial American homes in which closets were sparse. 

Today, Amish-crafted mule chests lend themselves to a variety of storage needs, whether it be to accommodate clothes, extra blankets and pillows, or even living room odds and ends. Below, we list some of our favorite mule chest dressers, all individually crafted using your choice of North American Hardwood.

Examples of Mule Chest Dressers from Amish Woodworkers

Pictured in traditional oak, this piece exemplifies a simple mule chest dresser with its opaque doors and subtle decorative traces like the splayed legs, arched base, and door paneling. Like many of the dressers sold by Countryside Amish Furniture, it utilizes dovetail joinery techniques for undeniably robust wood connections. Drawers come with full-extension slides to ensure you can make full use of the ample depth. The Bradley Mule Chest measures 70 1/2"W x 23 3/4"D x 81 1/4"H.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1" thick top with rounded corners
  • 3/4" solid wood sides with splayed legs
  • Soft close concealed hinges
  • Six adjustable wooden shelves
  • Dovetailed full extension drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Hardware stained to match
  • Amish handcrafted in the USA

Price: $5266

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Helping to demonstrate the diverse options available for wooden mule chests is this mission-styled piece. While it has many of the same practical features as the above-mentioned dresser, it offers more visual details. No doubt you noticed the glass panels that offer a translucent view of the cabinet’s contents (and the adjustable shelving). Other flourishes include the ebony inlays, beveled top, and side paneling. While this mule chest would work well in a traditionally themed space, we think it is particularly suited for a contemporary bedroom. This Amish-made mule chest’s dimensions are 77"W x 25"D x 77"H.

Key Features

  • Solid wood construction
  • Four glass cabinet doors
  • Soft close door hinges
  • Six adjustable shelves
  • Eight dovetailed drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • 1" thick beveled top
  • Ebony inlay along base
  • Amish handmade to order

Price: $6386

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For a mule chest that looks like it would have been used by Queen Anne, herself, look no further than this exquisite piece. You’ll appreciate practical enhancements, like the soft close undermount slides and adjustable shelving. Yet, what truly makes this mule chest stand out from other dressers is its ornate handles, detailed carved base, and inset panels. To order the Fairmount Heights Mule Chest as it’s pictured, ask for it in cherry with our Sangria finish. Take note, this piece measures 64"W x 20"D x 84"H, making it slightly smaller than some of the mule chests listed.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Dovetailed full extension drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Adjustable wooden shelves
  • Hardwood & finish options
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $5709

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A far departure from the Fairmount Heights Mule Chest, this design incorporates rough-sawn maple for a modern, rustic aesthetic. You’ll enjoy the wood’s natural grain juxtaposed with the refinement of Amish craftsmanship, reflected in the dovetailed joinery, soft closing drawers, and elegant paneling. Measuring 79"W x 25 1/4"D x 80 1/4"H, it is one of the largest Amish-made mule chests highlighted in this article.

Key Features

  • Rough sawn hardwood construction
  • 1 3/4" thick top; 3/4" thick side panels; 3 1/3" thick corner posts
  • Six adjustable hardwood shelves
  • Dovetailed full extension drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Amish handcrafted in the USA

Price: $6920

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Though similar in size and function to the other dressers on this list, the Milwaukee Sleigh Mule Chest incorporates aesthetic details inspired by French Country decor. Curved wood frames the mule chest and paneling adds visual dimension to the cabinet doors. You can choose the specific wood species and stain but, if you want to replicate the rustic look seen in the photograph, order this mule chest in hickory. It measures 65"W x 21 1/2"D x 78 1/4"H.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1" solid wood top & sides
  • Soft close concealed hinges
  • Six adjustable wood shelves
  • Dovetailed full extension drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Hardware stained to match
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $5497

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Showing old-world charms, the understated yet elegant Kreany Mule Chest will fit in both traditional and contemporary bedrooms. It includes many of the beloved functions of the other solid wood mule chests, such as dovetailed drawers with soft-close slides. However, one unique feature is the sliding cabinet door, adding an element of showmanship. Additionally, you not only get to choose from 10 different hardwoods and dozens of stain options, but you also select from seven different styles of dresser handles. This Amish-made mule chest is 67 1/2"W x 24 1/2"D x 87"H.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Two inset sliding doors
  • Dovetailed full extension drawers
  • Sidemount soft close slides
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $10443

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Admit it, this particular mule chest dresser caught your eye! It's effortlessly chic with its flush drawers and concealed hinges that create a handsomely smooth face. Look to the sides, and you’ll see pronounced paneling that gives that little something extra. To duplicate this precise look, buy the Alpine Deluxe Mule Chest in brown maple wood with a Spiced Apple stain. This dresser measures 75 1/2"W x 25 3/4"D x 78"H.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1" thick solid top
  • Six adjustable wood shelves
  • Concealed cabinet hinges
  • Dovetailed full extension drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Flush mounted drawers
  • Amish handmade in the USA
  • Custom hardwood & finish

Price: $5697

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Amish craftsmen marry four adjustable shelves with nine dovetailed dresser drawers to create the Hartford Mule Chest. Reminiscent of Shaker style, this simple yet handsome design accommodates a full range of bedroom decor themes (and can be bought as part of a comprehensive furniture set). This mule chest dresser measures 66 1/2"W x 23 1/2"D x 80"H.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Nine dovetailed drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Four adjustable wooden shelves
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $6114

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Gracefully balancing between simplicity and elegance, the subtle paneling of the wooden doors pairs with decoratively wavy edges. The camouflaged hardware visually streamlines the mule chest, further contributing to its effortless chic. Peer inside the top of this mule chest to find six modifiable shelves. Take advantage of the nine deep drawers below, presented in two different sizes for better organization. All and all, this mule chest delivers what your bedroom needs.

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 2 piece mule chest
  • 1" top and side panels
  • 6 adjusting shelves
  • Full extension slides
  • Hardware stained to match
  • Dovetailed joinery drawers
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $5437

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If we could summarize this mule chest in one word, it would be classic. Its beauty is in its details, from the carved feet and top to the sloped decorative paneling and beveling of the dresser drawers. Not only do you get to choose the mule chest’s hardwood and stain, but you also can further make it your own with your selection of hardware (including the option of wooden pulls).

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Amish handmade in the USA
  • Bracket feet & raised drawers
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Adjustable wooden shelves
  • Dovetailed storage drawers
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish

Price: $6677

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Rounding out our list of mule chest examples is this mission furniture piece. The straight lines, eye-catching hardware, and concealed hinges work together to create a modern look that conveys an innate, sophisticated cool. Better yet, it empowers you to optimally organize your bedroom belongings with its six adjustable shelves and 11 drawers. To order the Harper Mule Chest as photographed, opt for it to be built using oak with a Winter Bark stain. However, with our 11 wood choices, near-endless assortment of stains, and diverse styles of handles, you can transform this mule chest however you’d like!

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 3" thick solid corner posts
  • 1 1/4" thick wood top
  • Six adjustable wood shelves
  • Concealed soft close hinges
  • Dovetailed full extension drawer
  • Soft close undermount slides
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handcrafted in the USA

Price: $5926

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Solid Wood Bedroom Sets With Mule Chest Dressers

Why start and stop the buying process with your mule chest when you can furnish your entire bedroom with coordinating solid wood pieces? The below sets coordinate your mule chest with similarly styled bed frames, dressing vanities, dressers, and more, often giving you multiple styles from which to choose. Pick and choose which combination of pieces best accommodates your space and needs, as well as the specific wood and stain for your mule chest and the accompanying furniture.

Why Order Your Mule Chest From Countryside Amish Furniture

While we aren’t the only online store that sells mule chests, we certainly think we’re one of the best! When you browse through our inventory, keep the following in mind about Countryside Amish Furniture:

  • All of our furniture is made by real Amish craftsmen - Rest assured that your mule chest will be crafted by authentic Amish woodworkers using the various techniques that earned them the respect of the furniture-making world. You won’t see any super glue or particle board with our top-of-the-line, solid wood mule chests. 

  • All mule chest dressers are made-to-order - Because your mule chest is made specifically for you, you can tell us exactly which North American hardwood you desire along with the stain. This makes it easy to mix and match the wooden mule chest with the rest of your bedroom furniture. 

  • Our team is easily accessible to help you order and receive the ideal piece - The dedicated team at Countryside Amish Furniture is ready to answer all your questions and go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction. We’ll send you samples in advance, provide regular status updates about your order, and arrange for the furniture to be set up in the specific spot you want. Use the chat to the right to talk with us about ordering a mule chest, Amish furniture construction, or any other query with which we can help. 

  • We offer thousands of furniture designs for you to browse from the comfort of your home - One of the primary benefits of ordering Amish furniture online is that you can peruse and compare seemingly endless styles, no matter the time of day. Compare this to the hassle of driving from one brick-and-mortar store to the next, all of which are only open for limited hours.

Find Additional Inspiration for Bedroom Storage Solutions

Amish-made mule chest dressers are generously roomy and offer storage compartments of varied sizes, but they may not necessarily be the best furniture piece for your bedroom’s needs. Learn about other furniture options and general advice with the articles below:

Types of Dressers and Chests - Compare mule chests, gentleman's chests, and other types of dressers to ensure you make the right purchase for your specific space and wardrobe. 

Different Styles of Bookshelves - While mule chests conceal the majority of their contents behind opaque doors, bookcases let you display your wares proudly. Learn about different styles of shelving to figure out which type best serves your bedroom.

Guest Room Furniture Set Ideas & Furnishing Tips - Far too often, the guest bedroom is treated as an afterthought. Make the experience a true treat for visitors with purposefully-chosen beds and storage solutions (such as a mule chest). 

Tips for Furnishing a New Home - A new home presents a blank slate, an idea that is both exciting and intimidating. Find ideas on how to efficiently organize your current furniture and prioritize the various needs for new purchases. 

Guide to Wood Bed Frame Styles - Your choice of a mule chest and storage pieces certainly aren’t the only furniture in your bedroom! Dive into the various Amish-made bed frames available to find which option best fits your room’s decor and your general preferences.

 

 

Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.