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Modified Wide Cabin Dresser

January 18, 2013 |
posted by rhettar
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Modified Wide Cabin Dresser
Modified Wide Cabin Dresser
About This Project

I live in a small mobile home, so I didn't make the dresser as wide. I also used a little combo of the 2x4 look from the Rustic X Console (which I already made a modified version of) I liked the 2x4 look and I wanted the dresser a little sturdier because I was making it a little taller without a bottom shelf. It's 44" wide and 40" tall. I wanted a space where my dog could have her bed out of the way (you can already see her in her spot :) ) Because I didn't make it as wide I also thought 3 drawers to the top would be too busy, so I put two to the top and one large bottom drawer. It is already given me more room for clothes.

I have to estimate on skill level and time, because I do it here and there, but I probably finsihed this with in a week. I haven't been real good at keeping track of costs because I have bought wood here and there, but this may have been around a $100 more or less?

This was also my first project with drawers. The first was a toughie...but the other two went right in (???).

But I am proud of it and love it! Without Ana and her website I wouldn't have been able to do it....

I also have 4 other dogs who started out as fosters....so more space saving projects on my list....tons to do! So, please don't look at any mess, still lots of work in progress :)

Estimated Cost: 
$100
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Whitewood
Finish Used: 
I used 2 coats Behr paint and primer "Corner Stone" and Rust O Leum Dark Walnut stain (I've used Minwax before, but thought I would give it a shot). I paint and stain my pieces before I put everything together. This is just my preference I find it not as frustrating as trying to paint a big piece and getting into odd spots. The finish is what seems to be the most time consuming, waiting for the drying between coats. Before staining, I sanded around edges of pieces some enough to expose some wood. I also use a small brush for my stain mostly making a streak where the exposed wood was, use it sparingly and wipe immediately, letting the rag do the rest of the work in some places. I found this gives me the finished effect I like vs. other techniques I have seen or tried.

Lovely build and excellent

Lovely build and excellent space saver too. Also, so kind to keep your furry buddies comfort in mind as well.!

posted by Ann M. (not verified) | on Sat, 2013-01-19 07:51

Lovely build! Love the

Lovely build! Love the adaptations to fit your space AND make a wonderful place for your furry buddies!

posted by ACM (not verified) | on Sat, 2013-01-19 07:53
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Thank you

Thank you for the comment Ann. Quite a few of my projects will have my babies in mind :)

posted by rhettar | on Sat, 2013-01-19 08:20

Looks great!

I love the way you painted it. Looks great!

posted by Dana P (not verified) | on Sat, 2013-01-19 12:19

Looks great!

I love the way you painted it. Looks great!

posted by Dana P (not verified) | on Sat, 2013-01-19 12:20

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