Materials: TARVA dresser x 3
Here’s what I did:
- Used a chop saw to cut off the bottom of the skinny 2×2 legs (before assembling dresser) and replaced them with 4×4′s cut to 4″ high.
- Filled the dresser handle holds with wood filler and sanded to remove essentially the existing hole from the drawer fronts
- Used firring strips to frame out the front of each drawer to make it look “shaker” style. I installed them using wood glue and a brad nailer
- Used a 1×2 piece of pine to connect the dressers in the front & back, attached them with a brad nailer.
- Built a top that went the length of the 3 dressers so that it made them one unit.
- Filled all nail holes with wood filler and lightly sanded with 120 grit.
- Used Minwax Dark walnut stain to stain everything but the drawers and sealed it with a satin polyurethane.
- Made a cardboard template (tutorial for leather drawer pulls coming soon) and drilled holes for new leather pulls.
- Painted the drawer fronts all white.
- Installed leather pulls with carriage bolts and wing nuts
- Unpacked all my clothes and put them in my new fancy pants dresser!
See more of the Shaker style Tarva dresser.