Â† Free Catalogs: Woodcraft Catalog Rockler Catalog: Plans Categories Build Your Own Dresser Plans We offer help with building your own dresser! The LOML already has way more furniture that she needs and that puts me in the difficult position of having to persuade her to get rid of some of it so we empty nesters can downsize to a cozy place by the beach, where I will promptly make a mess by tearing out the woodwork/trim so that hopefully, in some optimistic future I replace it with something better.
Because getting the drawer faces attached with the appropriate spacing can be a tedious task, I’m going to attach the drawer slides to both the frame and the drawers before attaching the faces, put them in the dresser, then use a spacing technique to attach the faces, ensuring that there is an equal space between all the drawer faces and the face frame of the dresser.
What I mean is that, when I slide the drawer out, about half way, it tips forward, and would fall, if I were not holding onto it. Since my daughter is only 2, and will be using this, I want to make sure the drawers will not fall out on her, so I’m planning to simply make a top rail”, of sorts, just using another piece of 1×2, so that basically, the slide on the drawer, will be sandwiched between two slides attached to the dresser.
I confess my loose interpretation of the Asian style” low platform bed I built for our youngest at his request, isn’t my favorite style and I wasn’t really excited about building a dresser in a similar style, mainly because the previous stuff was darkly stained, which isn’t my favorite way to go as I typically fail miserably with any type of tinted/colored” finish.
The solid wood sides of the drawers will expand and shrink vertically, so start by allowing about 1/8 inch above the drawer (more for very tall drawers, less for short drawers). Shaker furniture – handmade furniture – mission style, Shaker style handcrafted furniture building handmade solid cherry shaker, mission, and custom furniture. The garage shops will always be there, nipping at our heels, and turning out curb furniture. You will be driving the drawers pocket screws from both the bottom and the short sides into the long sides. To make this plan work, numbers have to be exact or else you’re going to have some really weird drawers.
Was just the right size to work it behind this rail to start prying the rail out from the inter wall of the dresser. These examples make me wonder about my own suggestion to use metal slides for heavily used drawers and drawers with heavy loads! The side-mount drawer slides for the top 3 drawers will be attached to these boards. After all, a dresser wouldn’t be worth much if it collapses when you put your clothes in it. To make it structurally sound, you have to plan out how to build the frame, including the front, sides, and back.
That said, if you were a King, the only subjects in the kingdom that could buy custom furniture would be the very wealthy because, according to you, furniture must be built with traditional methods or not built at all. You can download our FREE PLANS for this dresser and bed HERE or by clicking the button below! Bigger, deeper drawers at the bottom can be considerably more shallow to make it easier to access pots and pans at the back of the drawer if desired. Add your 1×2 drawer dividers to both the front and back sides of your dresser using a Kreg Jig and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Attach your top and bottom trim to the dresser sides using 1 1/4″ finishing nails and wood should also pre-drill pocket holes in the center of the top of your plywood to prepare for the last step when you screw in your top. The difficult part of how to build drawers is getting the dimensions correct, so that the drawer will fit within the space for which it was designed. You will want to use 3/4-inch plywood with a furniture finish on one side for the front and sides.
Before attaching the drawers to the body I grabbed a scrap piece of wood to use as a spacer. Constrain the height of the drawers.. for example, one company offers standard drawer heights of every inch from 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 4 1/4… 18 1/4, but it is quite expensive if you want them to make an intermediate size. The dresser top was then put onto the finished frame and wall supports and glued down.