Chests of drawers are simple project even for the least experienced of woodworkers. So if you are contemplating the idea of building such a chest yourself, these nest few tips will prepare you for the fun project. As long as you have some minimum woodworking skills, you should have no problem building your special piece of furniture and win more storage room around the bedroom or living room.

Pick The Right Size For The Chest Of Drawers

Depending on the room or house area where you want to place it in, grab your tape measure and look at the plan of the room and make a sketch of the chest you want to draw. Make sure you include measures for the outer box, then figure out how many drawers you would like for the chest to have. Mark the depth and width for each of the drawers. After you are done measuring, rip the pieces of the exterior cabinet using a table saw and a straightedge. Make sure you perfectly attach the drawer slides, one on each side. They must align exactly, so measure and install carefully. You can also include a deadlock in your project so you can safely guard items that are more sensitive or valuable and you would like to keep them away from curious eyes and hands. Head over to the local hardware store or locksmith shop and ask about the most suitable locks you could pick.

Depending on the type of items you will store inside your chest of drawers, you can pick high-security locks or low-protection ones for decorative reasons. If you also have an old chest you would like to install a new lock on, it is probably best to get in touch with an authorized locksmith who can rapidly handle the job. They can install brand new locks or rekey old ones for smaller fees or make estimates and recommendations. You can check this link here and see how much is the flat rate for a lock change in the area where you live. The guys at 24/7 Locksmith Service cover all states and cities and they offer free estimates and discounts for new customers or new home owners. Their 24/7 mobile crews are readily available to handle all lockout emergencies and other types of urgent lock situations you might find yourself in, whether with your chest, car, house, window locks, safe, and even office. Take a look at their list of residential services and get in touch with a call center representative and set up an appoint,men or a convenient time for your meeting.

Final Touches To Your Chest Of Drawers

Build the exterior box using the L-shaped brackets located on the top and bottom pieces and attach their sides to the bottom. Add legs and decorative supports if you want and attach the back panel using the finishing nails. Build the front panels; you can to use spacers between the drawers or you can have a chest without spacers. Finish the chest of drawers with the help of decorative molding on the sides, as well as the bottom and front. Use paint in your favorite color for the finish paint.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.