We picked up an abandoned dresser at a storage place, somebody decided that they didn't need it, and I wanted to salvage some of the nicer bits of "wood" from it. When we moved, we ended up putting our TV on it and filling the drawers with movies and stuff.

My wife hated it.

However, for reasonably cheap, I was able to make a few modifications, and now it has a place in our living room! Go budget saver!

Step 1: What Shall We Be Using, Today?

Here's a few things you will need, and a few things you might find useful. 

**Please do not make use of any of these tools if you are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with their use. I cannot be held responsible because you thought you knew more than you really did.**

- Drill motor with Driving bit to match your screws and Drill bit for pre-drilling holes.
- Screws - I used 1 1/8" standard drywall screws which worked perfectly for me. Nails will work, too, just make sure you have a hammer.
- Paint stripper - I needed to scuff up the varnish and apply a new coat of paint.
- Tape measure
- Screws.
- Level - just to be sure.
- Speed square - because they can be helpful for keeping things square.
- Mallet - In case things aren't cut quite right.

You may also find need of a table saw, circular saw, and/or miter saw. I managed to get all of my cuts done by the gentleman at the home improvement warehouse I went to and therefore didn't need to use these for this project.

- ClosetMaid 24" Horizontal Organizer http://low.es/tThOnN
- Large plank of wood or your choice of composite (plywood, partical board, etc.)
- 1"x3"x6" piece of lumber

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Bio: I like to make things, and I like to reuse things. Combining the two is most fantastic!
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