Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Stria 3-Drawer Dresser
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink Bit for Drill
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- Full sheet of ¾” plywood
- Full sheet of ¼” plywood
- Half sheet of ½” plywood
- 1 – 1×3 at 6’
- 1 – 1×3 at 4’
- 3 – 1×8 at 8’
- 3 – 1×8 at 4’
- 1-1/2” pocket hole screws
- 1” brad nails
- 3 sets of 18” drawer slides
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 19-3/4” x 31” – Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 19-3/4” x 32-1/2” – Bottom
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 20-1/4” x 34” – Top
- 1 – ¼” plywood at 31-3/4” x 34” – Back
- 2 – 1×3 (ripped to 2” wide) x 16-3/4” – Pedestal
- 2 – 1×3 (ripped to 2” wide) x 32-1/2” – Pedestal
- 6 – 1×8 at 16-1/2” – Drawer Boxes
- 6 – 1×8 at 31-1/2” – Drawer Boxes
- 3 – ¼” plywood at 18” x 31-1/2” – Drawer Bottoms
- 3 – ½” plywood at 10-1/2” x 34” – Drawer Fronts
- 15 – ¼” plywood at 1-1/2” x 34” – Trim Slats
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.
Edge banding should be applied to all exposed edges of plywood before assembly.
Cut the pieces for the sides and bottom. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the bottom piece as well as the top of the side pieces. Attach using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the sides using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws through the holes in the sides into the top. Check for square.
Cut the piece for the back then attach using glue and 1” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the pedestal. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces, as well as one long end of each piece. Assemble the frame using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws, then attach to the bottom of the cabinet. There will be a ¾” border around the pedestal.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/2” pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the drawer box bottoms and attach using glue and 1” brad nails. Attach the drawer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Attach to the drawer boxes with glue and a few 1” brad nails. Place the brad nails where they will be covered by the trim slats.
Cut the pieces for the trim slats. There will be ½” spacing between slats. Attach to the drawer fronts using glue and 1” brad nails.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
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