Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Piemonte 3-Drawer Dresser

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Piemonte 3-Drawer Dresser. I love the versatility this pieces has! I would use something like this as an end table, in an entry way, as an occasional table, it really might go anywhere… Xx… Rayan

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Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
  • 2 – 1×4 at 8’
  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1 – 4” wide trim at 8’
  • 2 – 1” wide trim at 8’
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding
  • 3 cabinet pulls
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  •  2 – ¾” plywood at 13” x 29” – Sides
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 19-1/2” x 24-3/4” – Back
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 12-1/4” x 19-1/2” – Shelves
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 13-1/2” x 22” – Top
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 10-1/2” x 17” – Drawer Bottoms
  • 6 – 1×4 at 10-1/2” – Drawer Sides
  • 6 – 1×4 at 18-1/2” – Drawer Fronts & Backs
  • 3 – ¾” plywood at 5-1/8” x 19-1/4” – Drawer Fronts
  • Drawer Trim – Cut to fit
  • Lower Trim – Cut to fit

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

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.

Cut the pieces for the sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the top edge.

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in the sides and top. Secure the back to the sides as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the shelves and drill pocket holes in each end as well as the back edge. Secure to the sides and back as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the piece for the top. Position the top so that ½” overhangs each side and the front, then secure with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the sides and back into the underside of the top.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the drawers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble the drawer as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts and mark the position of the pulls. Drill the holes for the pulls all the way through the boards. For an easy tutorial on positioning drawer fronts, click here.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the drawer trim. The dimensions will depend on the type of trim selected and if mitered corners will be used. Measure the lengths and cut the pieces accordingly. Fasten to each of the drawer fronts using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

The pieces for the lower trim will be measured and attached in the same manner.

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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