How to Make a Small Dresser with Drawers

I am so excited to share this project with you! It is a simple and easy DIY dresser with 3 drawers. It is the perfect size that can also work as a nightstand which is where it will live in our home. 

The overall design is simple and minimalistic but I decided to give it a little twist with the patterned veneer!

Small DIY Dresser with Drawers


– Lumber per the plans – Miter saw – Circular saw/ table saw – Kreg Jig – 1-1/4″Pocket hole screws – 2-1/2″ pocket holes – Wood Glue – Edge banding  – Cricut EasyPress Mini

Instruction Step 1

Make all the cuts and pocket holes per the plans and build the box and the drawers. This is quite straightforward. Just be sure to check for square at every single step.

Instruction Step 2

Install the drawers using the 12″ drawer slides and attach the drawer fronts. I have designed this dresser to have 1×8 as drawer fronts.

Instruction Step 3

The legs you build and attach are totally customizable. You could even attach hairpin legs if you like!