So my next project after the closet remodel is the room remodel. I’m starting with the biggest part, the dressers. I am building two identical dressers to place on each side of the bed to serve as both bedside tables and clothes storage.
I am very sure that the pictures of this are not even close to being comprehensive. My only excuse is that it was a couple of long hot days in the garage and with lots of saw dust, the camera was not within easy reach to snap shots as I went along.
I cut the pieces to depth first, cutting with the wood grain, then cut them down to length, cutting across the grain.
Set up the table saw with a set of dado blades spaced to cut a 3/4 inch dado.
Run the tops of the dressers inside face down along both side edges. I set the height of the blade to leave just the top ply layer and veneer layer, trying to achieve the look of a solid piece of wood(as not to see layers of the plywood).
Using the same dado blade spacing, but lowered to only cut just over half way through the plywood, cut a channel on the “inside” of each of the sides 2 inches from the bottom. I set the channels up 2 inches to allow for room underneath the dressers to run and attach powerstrips since both dressers will be cover the only two outlets on the wall.
Glue the dresser cabinet together, clamp and nail together. Then fill all nail holes with wood filler, allow to dry then sand smooth.
Give the entire cabinet a final sanding with 120 grit or finer sandpaper. I chose to just seal with inside with varnish then stain the outside. Apply at least two coats of varnish or poly-stain, sanding in between coats.
Attach one piece to the top of the back with the angle sloping upward and inward. Glue and nail in place. Ideally I should have done this when I put the cabinet together so I could have filled my nail holes.