Jul
02
2015
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

I'm pretty sure you NEED this dresser... because I need this dresser and 5 more just like it! Check out the really unique handle design on it - and it has TONS of storage to boot! This dresser is a win-win in the looks and function department! What are you waiting for, this long weekend is perfect for letting some sawdust fly!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$150-$200
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber
  • 3 – 1x2 at 8’                                                                        
  • 4 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’ (You will have some great scraps left over from this!)
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 21” x 60” – Top and Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 21” x 26-1/2” – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 26-1/2” x 58-1/2” – Back
  • 6 – 1x2 at 16” – Drawer Guides  
  • 4 - 3/4” plywood at 3-1/4” x 56-3/4” – Small and Large Drawer Backs
  • 4 - 3/4” plywood at 17-1/4” x 58-14” – Small and Large Drawer Bottoms
  • 8 - 3/4” plywood at 3-1/4” x 17-1/4” – Small and Large Drawer Sides
  • 1 - 3/4” plywood at 5-5/8” x 58-1/4” – Small Drawer Front  
  • 3 - 3/4” plywood at 6-3/4” x 58-1/4 “– Large Drawer Front
  • 3 – 1x2 at 40” – Large Drawer Handles  
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
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Top, Bottom, and Sides. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the tops and bottoms of the Sides. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

Step 2
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

Cut the piece for the Back. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the top, bottom and sides of the Back. Assemble as shown (with pocket holes facing the inside of the Dresser) with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. 

Step 3
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Drawer Guides. Position as shown with a 2-1/2” space in the front of the Guide and a 1-3/4” space between the back of the Guide and the Dresser Back.  Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. 

Step 4
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Small Drawer Back, Sides, Bottom, and Front. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the each end of the Sides, each end of the Back, and in the front edge of the Bottom (facing the ground). Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Attach the Drawer Bottom to the Sides and Back with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. The Drawer Front will extend above the Drawer Sides by 1” on the top and by 5/8” beyond the Bottom. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

Step 5
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Large Drawer Backs, Sides, Bottoms, Fronts, and Handles. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the each end of the Sides, Backs, and in the front edge of the Bottoms (facing the ground). Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Attach the Drawer Bottom to the Sides and Back with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood if desired.

For two of the Large Drawers - the Drawer Front will extend above the Drawer Sides by 2-3/4” on the top and will be flush with the Bottom. Attach the Handles as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws (insert Wood Screws through the Drawer Front into the Handle). 

Step 6
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cascade Dresser via @thedesconf

For the third Large Drawer - the Drawer Front will extend above the Drawer Sides by 2-7/8” on the top and will leave a 1/8” gap up from the Bottom. Attach the Handle as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws (insert Wood Screws through the Drawer Front into the Handle). After painting, staining, or applying a topcoat - apply a coat of paste wax on the bottom of each drawer as well as on the Drawer Guides. This will allow the drawers to slide smoothly. 

Step 7

Install the Small Drawer above the top two Drawer Guides in the Dresser. Next, install two Large Drawers (the ones that are flush on the bottom) in the next two spaces. Finally, install the last Large Drawer into the bottom space. 

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 ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Jul
01
2015

Things are moving and shaking in the TDC World Headquarters... other wise known as my home office slash the shipping and receiving department slash the craft workshop. This poor space has gone through a lot over the years and for longer than I care to admit has been a bit neglected. This is the year of minimizing and reducing in any and every area of my life and with this site and my work being such a huge part of my everyday, it only seems fitting that the place I call my office gets a bit of a refresh - which is actually more of a major overhaul.

So let's take a walk down memory lane... shall we? The last time this space had any semblance of organization and decency was way back in 2013 when I installed Crown Molding. Take a gander, because the next image you see will terrify you.. though not as much as the before shots of my closet, am I right? Eek!

Ok, I guess it isn't quite as scary as I made it sound, but it's definitely devoid of anything good and was slowly becoming the dumping ground for all of the millions of shipments that roll through these doors. And don't get me started on the craft supplies, parts, and pieces that all inevitably need to be kept for future projects. To say it is overwhelming is the understatement of the year. This image above is of course the 'good side' of this space but I will share the rest of the crazy with you as I work it over, a little at a time! It's becoming desperate...

A bit of an improvement, no? That gorgeous over sized art print from Minted is the crown jewel of this space and with the new extra large size they offer, you can get your faves in a 54"x40" format and rock out your space in a big, bold way. This beauty, by artist Max Harris, has set the tone for transforming this space into something that inspires me, rather than bringing me down. Let's hope that translates to more productivity and amazing, inspired projects! If there is one thing I have learned about myself it is that I tend to be happier when my surroundings are beautiful and reflect my style. I am glad to bring that stylistic touch to this area and can't wait to finish out the entire space.

Everything aside from the art in this space is either a DIY project, something I already owned, or a recent and wonderful addition to my life and I am excited to share all the projects and details with you - especially as it relates to staying organized in all the crazy that comes along with being a DIY + Design Blogger! Stay tuned... and in the meantime, feel free to gaze with loving adoration at my newly transformed office space and get excited because there is so much more to come.

I am considering moving in, or perhaps setting up a lovely spot for taking a nap in between all of my creative pursuits... hard work makes mama tired and so do those boys of mine.

Sources

// The gorgeous print was provided by Minted but naturally all ramblings and thoughts are 100% my own! 

Jun
26
2015
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

A plant stand that is super stylish and affordable is rare... but not today! Build this gorgeous gal and put your planted beauties up for everyone to see!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$25-$50
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber

For outdoor projects // Teak, Cedar and Redwood are recommended. These are typically more expensive, however this varies by region and of course each region has affordable alternatives that will work well if the previously mentioned ideals are not really an option due to budget. Which specie is best will depend on your regions climate among other things and may vary greatly from region to region. Which is the best choice for your project might be a great question to ask your local lumber supplier and regardless of lumber choice, just be sure to seal, seal, seal to protect from the elements for the greatest possible longevity and least amount of ongoing maintenance.

  • 2 – 1x2 at 8' (you may only need 1 if the lumber measures slightly more than 96”)                       
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at – 2’x2’
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x2 at 31-15/16” – Left Large Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 32-1/2” – Right Large Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 10-5/8” – Small Legs
  • 4 – 1x2 at 24” – Shelf Supports   
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 8” x 24” – Shelves            
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
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Left and Right Large Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on the angled top end of the Left Large Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Complete this step twice – once for the front and once for the back of the Plant Stand.

Step 2
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Small Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on the angled bottom end of the Small Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Complete this step twice – once for the front and once for the back of the Plant Stand.

Step 3
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Shelf Supports. Place the Shelf Supports as shown and attach with glue and 2” Wood Screws. Please note – TDC highly recommends that you experiment with the placement (shifting to the left and/or right) of the Shelf Support/Shelves so that the Plant Stand is as balanced as possible. 

Step 4
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

Cut the pieces for the Shelves. Assemble as shown by placing the Shelves on top of the Shelf Supports. Secure with glue and 2” Wood Screws. 

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 ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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