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Build an Ashworth 5 Drawer Dresser


Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5 Drawer Dresser

Here is another piece in the Ashworth collection… I’ve already posted plans for the Ashworth Nightstand. The free plans to build a Pier One inspired Ashworth 5 drawer dresser feature two upper side-by-side drawers with three larger drawers below and furniture feet on the bottom. This is a fabulous build that looks like a million bucks!

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Materials:

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×6 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 4′
  • 3 – 1×10 at 8′
  • One 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • Two sheets of 3/4″ plywood
  • One half sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • One quarter sheet of 1/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2- 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 36″ – Bottom & Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/2″ x 44″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 33-1/2″ x 44″ – Back
  • 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 16-3/4″ x 33-1/2″ – Shelves
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/4″ x 16-3/4″ – Divider
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 13-7/8″ – Small Drawer Bottom
  • 4 – 1×6 at 12-1/2″ – Small Drawer Sides
  • 4 – 1×6 at 15-3/8″ – Small Drawer Front & Back
  • 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 31″ – Large Drawer Bottom
  • 6 – 1×10 at 12-1/2″ – Large Drawer Sides
  • 6 – 1×10 at 32-1/2″ – Large Drawer Front & Back
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 7″ x 13-1/8″ – Small Drawer Front Base
  • 3 – 1/2″ plywood at 11″ x 33-1/4″ – Large Drawer Front Base
  • 4 – 1/4″ plywood at 1-1/2″ x 7″ – Small Drawer Trim
  • 4 – 1/4″ plywood at 1-1/2″ x 13-1/8″ – Small Drawer Trim
  • 2 – 1/4″ plywood at 1-1/2″ x 4″ – Small Drawer Trim
  • 6 – 1/4″ plywood at 1-1/2″ x 11″ – Large Drawer Trim
  • 6 – 1/4″ plywood at 1-1/2″ x 30-1/4″ – Large Drawer Trim

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser

Click on the drawings to enlarge!

Step One

Edge banding should be applied to all exposed edges of plywood before assembly. For an easy tutorial on applying edge banding, click here.

Cut the pieces for the bottom. Attach the hardware for the legs to the bottom positioning the legs so they are at least 1″ from each edge.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Bottom

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes at the bottom edge. Position the sides so they are set back 1/2″ from the front edge, and 1/2″ from the sides. Secure using glue and pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Sides

Step Three

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in the side edges as well as the bottom edge. Attach to the sides and bottom using glue and pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Back

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the shelves. Drill pocket holes in the sides and back edge of three shelves. Position the fourth shelf on the bottom as shown in the drawing. Secure with glue and brad nails.

Attach the other shelves as shown using glue and pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Shelves

Step Five

Cut the piece for the divider and drill pocket holes as shown. Position the divider on the top shelf and secure with glue and pocket hole screws.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Divider

Step Six

Cut the piece for the top. The front and sides will overhang by 1/2″. Secure with glue and brad nails through the top into the sides and back.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Top

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom pieces as well as each end of the side pieces. Attach the sides to the bottom using glue and pocket hole screws, then attach the front and back in the same manner.

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Sm Drawer BS

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Sm Drawer FB

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Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the drawer front bases as well as the trim pieces. Position the trim pieces and secure using glue and 1/2″ brad nails. Clamp until dry. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides of the drawer fronts. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here. Install the drawer pulls.

Free Plans to Build a Pier One Inspired Ashworth 5-Drawer Dresser_Drawer Fronts

Finish as desired.

The plan only looks complicated but it is a really easy build and would look fabulous in any sort of finish! Have any questions about the free plans to build a Pier One inspired Ashworth 5-drawer dresser? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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