How to Build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

I have a bad habit of wanting to build, like, EVERYTHING. But, like, EVERYTHING won’t fit in my house. Or in my yard. Or in my garage. Or in my parent’s house. Or in my sister’s…

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You know…all those places I keep trying to add things to.

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That feels kind of limiting.

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So I was so thankful that some friends of mine let me build them a dresser I’ve been DYING to build for their new baby. Supportive friends are the best friends 🙂

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

A similar dresser idea has actually been on my “to build list” (AKA the screenshot album on my phone) for a LOOOONG time. I kept thinking I would make one for my own bedroom. But I gave up finding room for it. Luckily, my friends had room…so I could finally make it!!

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

I LOVE the idea of a “dresser” that also has a cabinet on one side. Sometimes you need more than just drawers, amiright? You could also make a larger version as a kind of armoire or wardrobe….which I’m also DYING to build…any takers?? 😉

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

This post was sponsored by Build Something. As always, all opinions are my own.

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You can find the full plans and tutorial over on Kreg’s site for building plans, Build Something. While you’re over there, check out all the other awesome building plans, including a few others from me like the Lutyen’s Bench and the Louvered Planter Boxes.

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

My friends wanted to use this as a baby dresser, but also as a changing table, so I added a little tray on the top to accommodate the changing pillow they had for her. I didn’t have the pillow to actually stage it with, but you get the idea, right??  But you could use it with or without the tray.

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

I’ve made similar doors like this for my bathroom vanity and for the cabinet above the toilet in my bathroom remodel, but they were a lot easier to make than this one haha.   But after some trial and error, I got the door glued together and I really love this style. Which means, you may be seeing more like it soon…after I develop a little more patience…

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

But, you could also make a simple shaker style door as well.

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

The brass pulls were a perfect match to the style and color (Minwax Early American if you were wondering).

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

I’ve been digging the modern style lately and love the straight clean lines. What do you guys think?? Let me know in the comments 🙂 I’d love to hear your feedback.

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If you want to build your own, be sure to click over for the full plans on Build Something.

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But before you go, I’d really love it if you’d pin this for later 🙂

How to build a Modern DIY Dresser Armoire

Until next time, happy building!!

 

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Tylynn Sattler
    June 16, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Beautiful dresser! We’re expecting our first kid in August and decided to add some shelves to a dresser for alternative storage. It’s so helpful to have more than just drawers!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      June 16, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Thank you and congratulations on your first baby!!! Yes, I love having the option of shelves AND drawers for storage!

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    Mary
    June 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Shara, I love your style! Great idea to add the top for a changing table! And it’s super easy to remove once the baby’s older and doesn’t need the changing top anymore. Awesome job! Love it! xo

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      June 16, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Mary! Yes, I loved the idea that they can remove it when they don’t need it anymore and can use the dresser however they wish.

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    Giselle
    June 18, 2017 at 12:32 am

    I love this! Anytime you feel like building something I will be more than happy to take it! 😉

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      June 19, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Thank you!! I may have to take you up on that sometime 😉 My build list is more than my house can hold haha

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    kristin howard
    June 18, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Shara: Your friends are so lucky to have you! I’m a taker on a larger size armoire….just saying. I also wanted to tell you how glad I was to see the addition of Lucy to your fam. What a great house that little lady ended up with. Kristin

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      June 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Thanks so much!! We are glad to have Lucy around…she’s good company with me out in the shop 🙂 Also, we may need to talk details on that large armoire sometime 😉 haha

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    Gordon
    June 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I really like the small detail at the bottom of the legs. Nice clean lines with the well fit inset drawer fronts and door. Your work keeps getting better and bettter.

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      June 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thanks so much!! I’m becoming a fan of the straight, clean lines and modern style 🙂

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