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DIY Emerson Dresser – How To Build

When building my Kendal Extra Wide Dresser, I was also simultaneously building another smaller Emerson 3 drawer dresser.  This classic dresser style is so versatile and can be used in just about any setting for either children or adults and is a great project for someone just getting into woodworking with maybe one or two previous projects under their belt.  While I stained the Kendal dresser for a more rustic look, my plan for the Emerson is to paint it white and give it to my daughter to compliment her multi-colored room!

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How to Build a Kendal Extra Wide Dresser: Cutting & Framing

I’m in the middle of a project to build my own modified version of Ana White’s Kendal Extra Wide Dresser.  Actually, I’m concurrently building 2 dressers at the same time, but that’s a story for another post!  In this post, I’ll cover cutting the wood and building the frame. Continue reading

How to Build a Kendal Extra Wide Dresser: Intro

I’ve been wanting to build a dresser for some time now and finally decided to take the plunge.  After searching for a long time to find one I like, I settled on a modified version of Ana White’s Kendal Extra Wide Dresser.  This has an overall clean design and I like the way the drawers are inset into the frame & Ana did a great job with the design. Continue reading

How to Build a Kendal Extra Wide Dresser: Drawer Slides

Adding the drawer slides to the Kendal Extra Wide Dresser is a bit tedious, so I thought it warranted a post on it’s own.  It’s not particularly hard, but in my opinion it’s better to add the slides after assembling the frame so you can make any minor adjustments that are necessary.  But doing that does involve contorting yourself so you can measure, hold the slides in place and screw them in.  It would be really helpful if you have 3 hands for this step! Continue reading

How to Build an Extra Wide Kendal Dresser: Drawers

I am in the middle of building an adaptation of Ana White’s Kendal Extra Wide Dresser.  In this post, I’m constructing the drawers.  This dresser has 3 drawers along the top and 4 drawers below.  One of the changes I made in my version is to construct the drawer boxes out of 1/2″ plywood instead of 1x lumber.   Continue reading