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use of old dresser?

Posted by mraz2 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 18, 07 at 9:25

Hoping someone can help with my idea of transforming a old chest of drawers into a desk....also have a vanity that could be used if needed..want a hutch type if possible..sorry can't post any pics

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RE: use of old dresser?

here is a site that changes a tall dresser into a home office

Here is a link that might be useful: dresser to home office

RE: use of old dresser?

Take a look at Robolady's posting of her website. She does a lot of T2T transformations and you might get an idea from her site. She just listed a post about updating her site and you will see her name on this forum.

RE: use of old dresser?


This is my first posting in this forum, but I hope I can be of use...I've been thinking about a similar project. I saw a dresser-desk project a few years ago in one of the BHG magazines. They removed the bottom two drawers, then sawed out the sliders and kick plate of a three drawer chest, leaving the top drawer as storage in the desk. after sanding their cuts, they lined the sides and back of the new knee hole with thin plwood (luan) and painted it all. They used the drawers they had removed as under-bed storage in the same room. They put wheels on the drawers and used the same colors and hardware to keep it similarly styled.

For the hutch part you want, can you find a small bookshelf about the same width as the dresser-desk to place on top? Then you could use similar trim around the top edge to tie the two pieces together.

Hope this helps.


RE: use of old dresser?

Thanks for all the information, I almost forgot I posted this message, as of this time I haven't started on the project, but have some ideas now....

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