A small chest of drawers can be a huge boon to your housekeeping and convenience. Whether it is designed to hold silverware, jewelry, or underwear and socks, a furnishing with drawers keeps things out of sight yet conveniently at hand. Your small chest of drawers can be made of almost anything from colored plastic to beautifully tooled hardwood. In between are rattan shelving units and frameworks that support canvas drawers. Look for units where the drawers and drawer pulls are reinforced to withstand frequent opening and closing.