Make a chest of drawers or storage cabinet

Andrew Harris offers a variety of easy DIY plans for furniture that is reasonably easy to make using pine. We feature a couple of his popular projects that you can knock up without too much fuss.







The plans are in Imperial measurements, but it is easy enough to convert to metric by using the formula of 2.54 x (inch measurement) and rounding this off. In return for his free plans, Andrew only asks that you make a donation to a local Cancer Foundation. You are free to use the plans without donating, but these organisations organisations need all the help they can get, so even a small donation goes a long way towards research. Anything you can donate will help them immensely.




Pine, as specified per project

Panel pins, medium

Wood glue

Handles or knobs (both projects)

Hinges, 4 and screws (for cabinet)

Shelf pins, 4 (for cabinet)

Woodoc Gel Stain in choice of wood tint

Sealer and varnish brush




Kreg Pockethole Jig

Pockethole or wood screws, as specified (4 x 30mm - 5 x 60mm)

Jigsaw, circular saw or mitre saw

Orbital sander plus 120- and 240-grit sanding pads

Tape measure and pencil

You can buy various widths of pine at your local Builders Warehouse, as well as all the other tools and materials for these projects.






Click here to download the plans for this chest of drawers.

Click here to download the plans for this cabinet.