This is one of my first wood projects, so the construction is pretty basic. I just used screws to create the frame, as I knew I they would be covered by the paper. if you have any construction tips to add, please feel free to post in the comments.
Step 1: What you Need
• 8 feet 1x10 (this is pretty exact, you might want to get more just in case)
• 3 feet thin board (1/8"-1/4" thick) 10" wide (for drawer bottoms and backs)
• screws and brads
• black high gloss paint
• decorative paper/poster for accent color
• 2 drawer pulls
For equipment, I used a table saw, circular saw, and drill. Also the belt sander for when I had to fudge things to fit, which happened more than I'd like to admit. I built it at the San Francisco TechShop, which is an open-access workshop, so it has pretty much every kind of tool on hand.
Step 2: Cut Wood for Main Body
From your 1x10, cut:
32" wide for main shelf piece
x2 7.5" wide pieces for bottom of drawer containers
x4 4.5" wide pieces for sides of drawer containers
And from your thin board, cut:
x2 9"x4.5" pieces of thin board for backing of drawer containers
For the drawer container pieces from the 1x10, you will then want to shave off the width of your thin board from their 10" measurement, to accommodate the width of the backing.