Rolling Dressers with Flip-up Compartment

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Submitted by SaraLodise on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:39

New dressers to match the nightstands. I modified the plans to make three smaller drawers up top and added a flip-up compartment for small stuff like jewelry, hair brushes and trinkets etc. It was fun to get more creative.

I made two at the same time so the wood and stain would be more consistent. However, in hindsight, I will never do any project that requires me to make 14 drawers at the same time again. I also used planked 1x4s instead of plywood for the sides and tops for looks. This made the dressers about an inch or so narrower. I used 2x4s instead of 2x2s for the bottoms of the frames to beef it up and reduce deflection, and also did not use braces in the back.

Wood -> $245/dresser
Hardware -> $ 150/dresser
Strain -> $20/dresser

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$415/dresser
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Select Pine for exterior wood, Whitewood boards for drawer boxes, plywood
Finish Used
Wood conditioner -> 1 coat of Miniwax oil based stain in Weathered Oak -> 1 coat of Miniwax oil based stain in Special walnut -> 2 coats of Polycrylic
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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