I’d like to create the Wayfair dresser pictured below using a MALM 3-drawer chest.
I could wrap the sides and top in wood veneer.
The base (apron and splayed legs) are my dilemma.
Husb is DIY-handy and has a variety of tools.
Any ideas how this feature could be nicely replicated?
Thank you to all for any practical suggestions!
~ by Dee Cee
Hi Dee Cee
That’s a nice one from Wayfair.
Okay, so you’ve got the top and sides covered.
Now, let’s get to the base.
Recreate the Wayfair dresser base
First is to install a new support bar (indicated in orange below) to the back of the MALM.
Then cut a piece of wood board to size and fix it onto the base to reinforce it. Like so.
The wood board will allow you to install legs onto the base.
I found a tutorial for similar DIY mid century modern angled legs as the Wayfair dresser. Your husband can quite easily whip it up. For stability, the tips of the legs should align to the width of the cabinet. Get the tutorial here.
Source: Designs by Studio C
Hope all goes well in your project. Do send it in when it’s done. We’ll love to take a look at the end result.
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