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Old 06-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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So I have been given a dresser that is 6ft long, 18 inches in depth. It has three drawers in the middle, and a cabinet on each side. My space to fit it is very small, so i was wondering if someone could tell me how to cut one of the cabinets off? I have to sand and refinish the thing anyway. basically, it looks like a dresser in the middle, with a kitchen cabinet on each end, odd but it's all i've got!

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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My other option would be to repair an MDF dresser that i have. one of those cheap walmart ones. the unit itself is fine, looks nice too, but the drawer bottoms are weak and keep popping out. any ideas to fix this or would cutting the new one be easier?

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Replacing the bottoms of the drawers would be a whole lot less work.
Just replace them with 1/4 sanded plywood.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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how would i get the plywood in there without having to take the drawers apart?
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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It would help if you post a picture.
Most often you just remove the back of the drawer and it just slide out.
Sometimes the back piece is so strongly glued on you have to cut the 2 side panels then just glue and nail it back in place.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:30 PM   #6
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Yeah, please post pics.
There are different ways bottoms are put in.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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So I have been given a dresser that is 6ft long, 18 inches
My space to fit it is very small, so i was wondering...
Pay it forward.
Give THIS dresser to someone else and get one that fits your room.

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