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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Patchwork Dresser

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Patchwork Dresser. ** Different species of wood or colors of stain can be used for the drawer fronts **

Estimated Cost

$75-$100

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad nailer
Lumber
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 2 – 1×6 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×6 at 4’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 2 – sheets of ¾” plywood
  • 1 – Half sheet of ¼” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Five sets of 16” drawer slides
  • Six knobs or pulls
  • Two sets of hinges
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2×2 at 5-1/2” – Legs
  • 3 – 2×2 at 13” – Bottom Frame
  • 2 – 2×2 at 47” – Bottom Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 52” – Bottom
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 26” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 26” x 50-1/2” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 26” – Divider
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-1/2” x 18” – Shelf
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 31-3/4” – Large Drawer Dividers
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 8-1/2” x 17-1/4” – Square Drawer Divider
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 22-1/2” – Small Drawer Divider
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 52” – Top
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-3/4” x 25-3/4” – Door
  • 2 – 1×6 at 7-1/2” – Square Drawer Box
  • 6 – 1×6 ay 14-1/2” – Square and Large Drawer Boxes
  • 4 – 1×6 at 30-3/4” – Larger Drawer Boxes
  • 4 – 1×3 at 14-1/2” – Smaller Drawer Boxes
  • 4 – 1×3 at 21-1/2” – Smaller Drawer Boxes
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 7-1/2” x 16” – Square Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – ¼” plywood at 16” x 21-1/2” – Smaller Drawer Boxes
  • 2 – ¼” plywood at 16” x 30-3/4” – Larger Drawer Boxes
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 8-1/4” x 8-1/4” – Square Drawer Front
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 3-5/8” x 22-1/4” – Smaller Drawer Fronts
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 7-3/4” x 31-1/2” – Larger 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
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the legs and the bottom frame. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the piece for the bottom. Attach the frame to the bottom piece using 2-1/2” countersunk screws through the frame into the bottom. The bottom will overlap the frame by 1” on all sides.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the sides. Attach to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the piece for the divider. Drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 6

Cut the piece for the shelf. Drill pocket holes in the sides and back of the piece. Attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The piece will be set back ¾” from the front edge of the sides.

Step 7
Step 7

Cut the piece for the larger drawer dividers. Drill pocket holes in the sides and back of each piece. Attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 8
Step 8

Cut the piece for the square drawer divider. Drill pocket holes in the bottom and back of the piece. Attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 9
Step 9

Cut the piece for the smaller drawer divider. Attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 10
Step 10

Cut the piece for the top. Attach to the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 11

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the drawer bottoms. Attach to the drawer boxes using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Attach the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here.

Step 12

Cut the piece for the door. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides. Install the hinges according to the manufacturer’s instructions and make any necessary adjustments.

Step 13

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer front. For another easy tutorial, clickhere.

Finishing Instructions

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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