Hey there! I am so excited about the project I’m sharing with you all! In part because I’m in love with this piece of furniture but also because it is a nursery gift for my BFF4E 🙂
I was inspired by a very pretty dresser that Whit and I found at a popular furniture store! Right when I saw it thought it would be perfect for our friend, Lauri’s new nursery! Of course, at $1,200, it was way out of my budget so I hit our sweet friend Ana up for plans 🙂
I chose to build this piece with Purebond Plywood in Birch. Not only is it BEAUTIFUL, it is formaldehyde-free, keeping the air that I breath (while building) safe and most importantly it makes the air safer in the baby’s nursery! To learn more about our Purebond Pledge you can check this video out!
Total cost for this beauty was $250 with $50 of that in the casters!
Here are some of my building pics and tips along the way. Click HERE for Ana’s awesome plans!
Adding the dividers! Love my Kreg Jig right-angle clamp!
Now for a little tip on drawers slides 🙂
Install the interior slides first. Make sure that you set them back the width of the drawer faced. I set a scrap piece in the drawer face slot to mark where the interior slides should be installed. Just screw them in once you mark them!
I used my Kreg Jig Rip Cut to cut the back of the dresser. This bad boy is under $40 and it’s a perfect substitute for a table saw! It’s easy to use and doesn’t take up space! I used my Ryobi 18-Volt circular saw to cut!
Now time for the finish!
I wanted to mimic the look of the West Elm dresser so I chose some favorite Rust-Oleum stains to finish the drawer faces!
Here are my stain choices:
While you wait for the stain to dry, you can Edge Band your edges. This is a super easy technique that will give the Purebond Plywood the look of solid wood. You just iron it on! Check this video out for a detailed Edge Banding Demonstration!
Time to paint the cabinet!
I chose my favorite latex paint to finish the frame of the cabinet, Behr Cozy Cottage in satin!
Scared of hinges???
Once the stain is dry, attach the faces with Gorilla Glue Wood Glue and 2 inch nails. I distressed all of the drawers and cabinet door with my Ryobi Corner Cat!
Rust-Oleum stain break-down:
Big cabinet door: Dark Walnut
Small Drawer: Summer Oak
Top Drawer: Dark Walnut
Second Drawer: Kona
Third Drawer: Early American
Fourth Drawer: Light Walnut
If you love this dresser, I would LOVE your pins!
Thanks for stopping by!
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