Improvised Modern Patchwork Dresser

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Submitted by andrea6 on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 14:56

We used MDF board for the frame, and covered the cut edges with veneer. We used Poplar premium wood from Lowes's for drawer fronts and cabinet door. We shortened the length by about six inches, and replaced the three drawers on top with one large drawer so that it functions better for us.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF board for frame, Poplar wood for drawer fronts
Finish Used
Top drawer- Dark Walnut, middle drawer- Red Oak, bottom drawer- Golden Oak, cabinet door- Special Walnut, frame- Bay Mist Valspar Signature satin finish
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 11/22/2013 - 08:20

Hi Andrea. I love your dresser. I wanted to ask you about staining the poplar. I have read that poplar does not stain well. Did you condition the wood first, or did you just wipe the stain on the bare wood?

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