Three Drawer Rolling Dresser
Free plans to build a single wide rolling dresser from ana-white.com
Half sheet of 3/4" plywood ripped into 15 3/4" widths referred to as 1x16s in this plan
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
3 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x10 @ 8 feet long (drawer faces)
1/2 sheet - 1/4" plywood
3 - 15" euro style bottom corner mount drawer slide sets (the white cheapo ones are easiest and will support the bottom plywood being attached to the bottom of the drawer)
1 1/4" and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws or 2" and 3" countersunk screws
4- caster wheels
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!
2 - 1x16 @ 32 1/4”
6 - 1x2 @ 15 3/4”
1 - 1x16 @ 32”
4 - 2x2 @ 32”
4 - 2x2 @ 30”
2 - 1x2 @ 29”
DRAWERS (cut to fit drawer slides!!!)
6 - 1x8 @ 26 1/2”
6 - 1x8 @ 16”
3 - 1/4” plywood 28” x 16” (tip: have 1/4” plywood ripped into 16” widths at hardware store)
3 - 1x10 @ 28 3/4” (Expected width is 9 1/4" - if your 1x10s differ in width, you may need to alter the plan to ensure even gaps around your drawer faces)
Back is optional
Please take a second to review the double wide plans as there is a ton of information in that plan as well.
These cleats are for supporting the drawer slides later on. Attach with 1 1/4" finish nails and glue to insides of both sides.
TIP: Pocket hole users may wish to drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward on insides and facing outward on front/back sides for attaching top and face frames in later steps.
Attach top to sides with cleats on insides.
Build face frames first with either 1 1/2" pocket holes and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws or countersunk 2 1/2" or 3" screws. Then attach to face of dresser either through pocket holes drilled in step 1 and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws or with 2"+ finish nails and glue.
Now add these guys to the face. Recommended is 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws on underside.
Now we build the drawers!!! The drawer size measurements given are for drawer slides requiring a 1/2" clearance. Read the instructions on your drawer slides before building drawers and build to fit the opening.
Install drawers in openings, attach cabinet members to 1x2 cleats and drawer members to bottom corner of drawers.
Now add the drawer faces to the drawer boxes, keeping an even gap around all sides. Glue and nail from outside with 1 1/4" finish nails, and then you can add a few screws from the inside to keep the face in place.
TIP: Depending on your hardware, it may be easier to add hardware before attaching drawer face to drawer.
Just add wheels!