Bedroom Dresser

Submitted by samaklis on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:52
Difficulty
Intermediate
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This dresser was inspired by the bedside table http://ana-white.com/2011/06/reclaimed-wood-look-bedside-table
I loved the table but wanted to have a couple of dressers to fill in my bedroom. So I went on to create my own plan to complement the design and look of the night table.

  • Make sure to make all your drawer guide and adjustments prior to installing the top. 
  • I use a greg jig to joing the frame and drawers. I used plugs for the side of the drawers to make them look more professional
  • I used pine for the construction. The leg and frame are 2 x 2, available at Home Depot.
  • I made a notch in the bottom of the back drawer panel to accommodate for my drawer guides. You need to account for the type of guides you buy.

Preparation

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Table Saw
Staple Gun
Iron for Edge Banding
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Instructions

Step 1

Side panel(s)

Step 2

Trim for side panel(s)

Step 3

Both panels

Step 4

Attaching frame to panels

Step 5

Step 6

Drawer front dividers

Step 7

Top view (no extra step)

Step 8

Top plank attachment

Step 9

Back panel

Step 10

Drawer construction. I used birch tape to finish the narrow edges of each drawer, which makes it look more professional.

Step 11

Finished drawer assembly

Step 12

Finished product

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
Project Type
Room

Comments

rlord89

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:01

Please post a shopping list and cut list! I would like to make this but am not very good at free handing it so to speak.

zzackbrown

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:55

This is a fantastic plan and I think I can improvise the shopping list, but I have a question about the balance of the drawer. Is the one slide enough to keep a drawer that size balanced with items in it? Would it be better to put 2 per drawer or is that overkill?