Rustic Rolling 6-Drawer Dresser

Happy Monday Morning! I am super excited to share my latest project with you guys! If you have been following me on Instagram you have seen a few little sneak peeks! I have been working on a room for my son’s and after I built the headboard and footboard, I knew I wanted a dresser to match.

I measured the bed and measured the room and found out that I would need it to be about 50” long… and it had to be raised up because of the heat vent in the floor – I was in quite the predicament. I knew I had to build a dresser so I turned to Ana White and found this dresser with wheels.  I made some modifications but am pretty much in love with this rustic rolling 6-drawer dresser!

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The plans call for this dresser to be 62 1/2” long – but that was way to big for my space so I cut it down by 12” and took 6” off each drawer and it fits perfect! That is the best thing about building things yourself – you can make them how you want them!

The dresser drawers are nice and sturdy. I built them using Gorilla Wood Glue and our Ridgid Stapler. The glue holds everything nice and tight and I am not worried about them falling apart!

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I asked Spencer for a Kreg Jig for Mother’s Day and he delivered one a few days early! It is awesome because I didn’t have to putty a thing! I simply used my wood glue and pocket screws and built the whole thing without a hitch!

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After it was assembled, I used Minwax Classic Gray and stained the whole thing. Then I sanded it down a bit more to give it more of a rustic feel.

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I love Classic Gray! It is such a pretty color and I am so glad I chose that stain for this room. It is perfect!

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I added some corner braces like the Shanty 2 Chic girls did in the tutorial and love the characteristic that add.

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I found these rustic looking pulls at Home Depot and think they are the perfect match.

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Even though I trimmed off 6 inches of drawer space, the drawers are still deep and big enough. I am loving all the space.

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I also love the character and functionality the wheels give the dresser. It is really easy to move all loaded up and it lifted up from the ground so blocking the heating vent won’t be a problem. The plans call for 6” casters but I bought 5” swivel casters from Home Depot and they work awesome.

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In order to get some good photos of the dresser I had to move it around the room a little bit and push it up against the opposite wall – the wheels made it so easy to move – but really the dresser will go along the wall with the window in-between the boys beds.

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But that window makes it almost impossible for me to get a good “money” shot –

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Their room is coming along so great and I only have a couple more projects and then I’ll do the big reveal… so keep reading!


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  1. It came together so nicely! I’m impressed that you made it by yourself!

  2. This is so cool! I totally need some better storage for my youngest son’s room, and I think this would be perfect – pinning and adding it to my must-make list! 🙂
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  3. Do yall ever sell any of your amazing work? I’m in love with the dresser and floating shelf you recently finished. I’m building a nursery and it would be perfect!


  4. I saw this cute dresser on Ryobi Nation the other day, great job. I built a dresser for my nephew a couple months ago and put it on casters and thought I was so smart! Guess we’re both so smart 😉 Love all of your projects!
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  5. love this mod… will fit perfectly into the 1.8m wide walk in wardrobe I was planning to make with plenty of double hanging space remaining.

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