Jan
09
2013
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Dawson Extra Wide Dresser! A fabulous way to finish off this collection, don't you think? Yahoo! Xx... Rayan

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
Lumber
  • 4 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 7 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 2’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 6’
  • One sheet of ½” plywood
  • One sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 8 sets of 18” drawer slides
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 8 – 1x3 at 37” – Side, Front, & Back Frames
  • 2 – 1x3 at 19-1/2” – Side Frames
  • 2 – 1x3 at 14-1/2” – Side Frames
  • 2 – 1x2 at 14-1/2” – Side Frames
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 5-3/4” x 14-1/2” – Side Panels
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 14-1/2” x 20-3/4” – Side Panels
  • 2 – 1x3 at 68” – Front & Back Frames
  • 2 – 1x3 at 63” – Front & Back Frames
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 28” x 63” – Back Panel
  • 1 – 1x2 at 28” – Front Frame
  • 2 – 1x2 at 5-3/4” – Front Frame
  • 4 – 1x2 at 30-3/4” – Front Frame
  • 8 – 1x2 at 19-1/2” – Side Slide & Top Supports
  • 5 – 2x2 at 20” – Slide Supports
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/2” x 21” – Tops
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/2” x 21-1/2” – Top Center
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 12-1/8” x 17-1/4” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 8 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x  17-1/4” – Drawer Sides
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x  13-5/8” – Drawer Backs
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/2” x 14-3/8” – Drawer Fronts
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 28-1/4” –Lower Drawer Bottoms
  • 8 – ¾” plywood at 9-3/8” x 17-1/4” – Lower Drawer Sides
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 9-3/8” x 29-3/4” – Lower Drawer Backs
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 9-3/8” x 30-1/2” – Lower Drawer Fronts
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the side frames. Cut a 45 degree miter at the top of each of the legs, as well as each end of the side top pieces. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the top frame piece, the center frame piece, and the lower frame piece. Also, drill pocket holes in the outer edges of the legs to attach the front and back frames. 

Cut the pieces for the side panels. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes as shown. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Position the side panels with the back faces flush with the inside face of the frame and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the front frame. Drill pocket holes and assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Attach the frame to the front using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the side frames. 

Step 2
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the back frame. Cut a 45 degree miter at the top of each of the legs, as well as each end of the side top pieces. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the top frame piece and the lower frame piece.

Cut the pieces for the back panel. Set the Kreg jig for ½” material and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Position the panel with the back face flush with the inside face of the frame and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Attach the back to the sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the side frames and bottom.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 4

Cut the piece for the top support. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the slide supports. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 1x2 pieces. Attach to the sides of the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The bottom of the supports will be flush with the top of the stretcher piece of the front frame as well as flush with the inside edge of the front frame.

Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2x2 slide support. Attach to the front frame divider using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws and to the back using 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The bottom of the slide support will be flush with the top of the stretcher piece of the front frame.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the top. Drill pocket holes around all four edges. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws from the underside. The top face will be flush with the top edge of the front, back, and side frames.

Step 6
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom pieces as well as each end of the side pieces. Attach the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the front and back as shown. The drawer front will overlap the sides by 3/8”. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer fronts. Install the cabinet hardware.

Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

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