This Ikea hack video shows to make your own drawer fronts for the Ikea Nordli dresser. The Nordli dresser is very low-profile, and also makes a great media center – I’m actually going to be using my Nordli hack as a combination dresser / media center in my bedroom. This is a DIY woodworking project that can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be, and use everything from high-tech CNC machines to hand tools. The only limit is your imagination.
The soundwave pattern across the front of my dresser was created using Easel software, and cut out on Inventables’ X-Carve CNC machine at a local maker space. Check out the links below to give easel a try for yourself, pick up an X-Carve for your shop, or find a nearby maker space that has an X-Carve you can use.
FREE EASEL ACCOUNT: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/easel?ref=modustrial
INVENTABLES X-CARVE: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve?ref=modustrial
FIND A MAKER SPACE WITH X-CARVE: https://goo.gl/FwcQ9h
Soundwave by Leinad Lehmko from the Noun Project
Ikea Nordli Dresser: https://goo.gl/GBBzxZ
I made the drawer fronts out of curly maple lumber. Because the lumber was warped, I had to make a planer jig to flatten them, and then use my table saw to square of the boards for a glue up. I used dowels for the glue-up, and it made things go smoothly. For the dowel joinery, I used a vintage Stanley no. 59 doweling jig. I highly recommend this jig, if you can get your hands on one.
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