Making a Bedroom Dresser – Mid Century Modern Woodworking

Making a Bedroom Dresser – Mid Century Modern Woodworking

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On this episode Chris is building a mid century modern dresser for his bedroom made out of walnut and maple. The video covers woodworking techniques such as building square cabinets, building drawer boxes, fitting drawers and doors, complex angles, and more! Special thanks to Rockler for supporting this video. Look below for links to all the tools used in this video

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Dril Bit Dado Trick –
Making Templates –
Using Blum Drawer Slides-


▸ Kreg Adaptive Cutting System –
▸ Bandy Clamps –
▸ Glue Applicator –
▸ Rockler Project Mat XL –
▸ Feather Board –
▸ Shelf Pin Drilling Jig –
▸ Clamp-It Clips –
▸ Dust Right Quick Change –
▸ Blum Drilling Jig –
▸ Blum Drawer Slides –
▸ Kreg Hinge Jig –
▸ Jig-It Hinge Templates –
▸ Cross Cut Sled –
▸ Kreg Pocket Hole Jig –
▸ Desktop Fasteners –


Woodpeckers – All The Red Stuff For Measuring

Kreg Tools

My Cordless Power Tools | HIKOKI


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All Music Written and Performed by Ryo Sonoda

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  1. Kirsten Bakker on September 23, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    I am planning to build a mid century modern style cabinet for my pet guinea pigs to live in, so I was looking for inspiration.
    Your cabinet design + skills + professional tools are truly impressive. I love it!
    Let’s see where my amateur skills + a bunch of DIY tools will get me haha. Wish me luck!

  2. This is Janet on September 23, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    I love how you promote other channels.

  3. s geertsema on September 23, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Poang is not an Ikea design.

  4. Edward Simmons on September 23, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful piece.

  5. Listerjoinery on September 23, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Hi foureyes love all your vids and especially the mid century modern pieces they are really cool. U inspired me to make my own mid century chest of drawers. Here a link to my vid check it out.
    Cheers Olly.

  6. mark stewart on September 23, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Just noticed the ‘Get hands dirty’ shirt. You’re both awesome!

  7. Ryan Huff on September 23, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    This is the first video of yours I’ve seen. Aside from the piece itself — which is beautiful — the video production is really amazing. I love the close ups, and the music just kinda works. New subscriber 🙂

  8. Jack Strutz on September 23, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    shoes are flyyy!

  9. Howard Smith on September 23, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    Kilmpen aint easy, but it sure is fun

  10. Fernando Tomás Valis on September 23, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    I loved

  11. Pit Snipe on September 23, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    Very nice! Love the combination of walnut and maple.

  12. Jared H on September 23, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    I always have the same mentality when I build furniture for myself. Me the customer he can go **** himself. I domino just about everything. Keyword…. Just about

  13. Christian Poynter on September 23, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Tip for the hole in the back you need to drill for blum slides – rather than buying a jig or doing a bunch of measuring, just set the drawer on the slides and press/hit it back against the little tabs. They’ll leave an indent and then you know *exactly* where the hole needs to go

  14. Tony “V” on September 23, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Clean your saw blades….and trim your finger nails. It’s distracting as all get out

  15. Lilo Ukulele on September 23, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Love your discourse at the end concerning client perspective of pricing. I’m a retired Architect and full time woodworker/luthier. As an Architect I pretty much hated clients, except the super sophisticated institutional clients that know what professional services cost. I don’t have enough fingers to count the times lay-folk would start the conversation with "How much you charge for blueprints?"…anyway thanks for an insightful video and nice inspiration watching your calm work flow!

  16. Josh Skye on September 23, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Is the background music for this video inspired by Sisqo’s "Thong"?

  17. Jeanette Norman on September 23, 2023 at 8:16 pm


  18. Chris Hornberger on September 23, 2023 at 8:18 pm

    Funny you specifically mentioned the Poang chair. Like we talked about, that drunk driver broke lots of stuff in me, and all the angles and what not about the Poang make it pretty much the perfect chair for me. I can actually sit comfortably in it where most chairs – and exactly ever couch – I can’t. The back/seat angle is perfect for my various low-back disc problems. I’ve been considering making a non-springy version of it, and then maybe a version of it that’s not quite so low so that it’s a little easier to get in and out of. It’s **almost** perfect for me; I have two.

  19. releaf88 on September 23, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    Love this. 🇵🇭

  20. K9 Cavern Homestead on September 23, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    “Klimpen ain’t easy”…..if I already didn’t spend too many hours watching your videos, already, I would watch even more. Best line I’ve heard yet.

  21. Colin Kerr on September 23, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    my dad loved poangs! lol

  22. aacvieira on September 23, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    IKEA core strategical work is the furniture project, with design automation and scale production focus. The objective quality of each piece, then, is linked to the project quality, and the proper capacity to scale and automate production, not singularly on the final price of production achieved. In limite, the labor costs are very tiny, by automation, and the costs of materials, in large scales of production obtained with enormous discounts. They produce and use amazing (in all senses, by construtability & design) good projects. So IKEA don’t substitute the small shops, despite theirs design be top. They complement and contribute to all the field perspectives.

  23. Dalton c on September 23, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    I’m just getting into woodworking and watching vids on it. How much did this cost just for the wood?

  24. 0neOver0neThreeSeven on September 23, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Nice design👍

  25. tina staley on September 23, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Fit Like A Glove

  26. John Crotty on September 23, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Did you put a back on this? If so, what did you use and how was it attached?

  27. Suleman Modan on September 23, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    This is a valuable addition to my woodwork collection I still will rate this woodwork plan as the best in my reference library. It always seem to stand out from the rest whenever you go through the library. This is a masterpiece.

  28. Cheech519 on September 23, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    are those headphones the sony 1000mx3s @2:43? How do you like them and are you still using them?

  29. AGH331 on September 23, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    IKEA has some really good stuff. Everyone seems to judge them by Billy, Kallax and all the other veneer-covered cardboard-filled furniture, but that’s just their lowest priced stuff – which they sell because people want it. They also have higher priced solid wood furniture that’s honestly really good, and well designed.

  30. Daniel Weini on September 23, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Chris! Really cool video! I am thinking about building a similar sideboard myself, as I am a intermediate and have not built such a board i am thinking about going to a shared workspace but dont know how much time i would need to rent it for… could you say on how many working hours you approximately needed for this piece??

  31. Jason Mako on September 23, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    A tiger or birdeye maple faced doors would’ve been killer. Awesome build.

  32. honda crx on September 23, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Very good

  33. Warren Krummeck on September 23, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    Afternoon Chris, as a Blum user for many years I could float through different solutions they have to offer. One solution I really enjoyed is a fat disc style plug use to attach and properly position drawer fronts. One would insert by cutting a shallow hole with a Forstner bit and tapping the tight fitting discs in. What they do is give a small M4, (possibly imperial options on your side), screw thread that can fastened through the drawer box, tapping the drawer front for perfect alignment, and then fastening down the screws. Adjustment up to 3mm all round gives plenty of wiggle room. Give them a try, might change your life. 🙂

  34. Midcentury Flipper on September 23, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    I love mid century style! I just uploaded a new video where I Refinish o cool retro coffee table!!

  35. Leeroy Jenkins on September 23, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    The final words on Ikea were so wholesome, what a nice guy.

  36. Joe Leonard on September 23, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Norm Abram would be proud.

  37. Lilo Ukulele on September 23, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    How useful is the slider addition to your table saw?

  38. Stephan Schroeder on September 23, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    Great content! Very nice job! Best regards from Brazil. Congrats!

  39. AlmostAnEngineer on September 23, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    IKEA is wonderful for lower cost furniture, that will last until you have a chance to make a custom piece, and can then be passed along to the next person.

  40. T Newman on September 23, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Hey Chris, as always, thanks for what you’re doing. Request for you please…during the videos, could you mention more often the woods that you are using, ie: species, plywood vs stock and why, etc. I’m a newbie to the woodworking world and would enjoy learning more about materials, equipment, and your recommendations on where to buy locally or elsewhere. And finally, your recommendations on getting started in woodworking: reading, classes, videos (of course). Thank you!

  41. Megsman on September 23, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, first time furniture buyers would buy from Ikea. But that’s just me.

  42. Superb Man on September 23, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    Came for the woodworking, ears perked up at the Zelda melody.

  43. Donovan Delaney on September 23, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    You should build something from the Whirlpool Miracle Kitchen or the Westinghouse: Total Electric Home or from the Monsanto: Plastic Home of the Future!

  44. ксюкос. on September 23, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    Гарна робота !

  45. Shay Warren on September 23, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Watching these made me want some of those woodpeckers. After pulling up their website ill stick to harbor freight. 1700% markup

  46. NievesDIY on September 23, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Just wow!! Stunning. New fan here

  47. Foureyes Furniture on September 23, 2023 at 8:51 pm

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  48. Identity Woodworks on September 23, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    i thought i had seen a video of yours, and i popped through a few and maybe im wrong, but im trying to figure out how to domino miter 3/4 material. I feel i have an idea of the right depth of cut, and height setting but i need to be SURE lol.

  49. Luzuko Mahlaba on September 23, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Love your work so much,do you sell the templates and plan of your work?

  50. omona ceaser on September 23, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    I just can’t have enough of your videos…on a daily I have to watch one ..very inspiring