I am very pleased with how well this dresser turned out. The plans are very well written and easy to follow. I did make a happy error in the beginning. I attached the bottom shelf 1-1/2 inches too low. I then had an extra 1-1/2" gap that needed to be filled at the top. I added a 1 by 2 under the drawer dividers slightly inset. I then glued and brad nailed a pretty piece of molding flush to the front. You can see this below the top drawers. I also used a roman ogee bit around the top. I used a 1960's router that my father past down to me. This dresser has so much room for clothes and is very sturdy! I purchased the plans on fixthisbuildthat.com and I watched the video tutorials. Thank you for the wonderful plans!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
birch plywood, select pine
I mixed in equal proportions Varathane's english chestnut and red chestnut classic wood stain. I then added 3 coats of General Finishes high performance water based top coat in satin. I lightly sanded in between the top coats with a fine sand paper.
Recommended Skill Level