Toddler Dresser

I had built the "Traditional Toddler Bed" for our first daughter a while back. Since then we have had our second daughter and a house of 3 girls (and not knowing how many more were coming) we needed another dresser. So i designed and built this dresser to match the toddler bed.

It was made from 2x4 studs, b grade pine plywood, b grade pine and wainscoting. Though it required extra sanding and finishing work it was well worth the savings.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
< $150
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Glidden High Edurance Semi-Gloss White Paint (4-5 coats)
Rustoleum Clear Coat Semi-Gloss (4 coats)

Gradually sand to 400 grit sandpaper before painting. In between coats use 800 grit sandpaper or higher to create a glassy smooth surface.

I used a Wagner Control Max HVLP Sprayer, which I had to thin the paint down before use. For the clear coat I simply purchased 3 aerosol cans. Always use chemical grade respirator when spraying finish!!
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Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:03

Your dresser turned out fantastic! I love the finish you can get with a spray gun, but I always get a fine mist overspray on everything in the garage when I use mine, even with a make shift spray booth. I'd use it more often if it weren't for that!