Both dressers were completed in one (long) day by my boyfriend and his father. Modifications were made to make it fit square Sterilite 1.5 Bu./ 53 L laundry baskets (serial/bar code # 073149121789).
I'm not sure what size pieces they purchased, however this is the cut list (for one dresser, 3 laundry baskets):
2 - 48" x 20" (sides) - could possibly be shorter, we had a little bit of extra space
1 - 20" x 20" (bottom)
1 - 21.5" x 20" (top)
1 - 48.5" x 21.5" (back)
6 - (2" x 2")'s cut into 20" pieces (or the metal angle option in the original design)
They did not distance the spaces perfectly for the (2" x 2")'s, but every 14-16 inches should be about right.
I'm sorry these instructions are void of a lot of information, but I hope they can help.
I think this project can take a shorter amount of time if no mistakes are made. They had to run to Lowe's 2 times in the middle of the project because they forgot to purchase a second size of screws and then they cut the back too thin.
Good luck, and have fun! It is a fabulous project and oh so very useful.