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DIY Shim Dresser

DIY Shim Dresser

Ken Wingard teams up with Dream Job winner Amber Kemp-Gerstel to show you how to spruce up your old dresser using shims.
  • Dresser
  • Paint, Roller
  • Paintbrush
  • Shims
  • Wood Glue
  • Drill
  • Varnish


1. Paint dresser desired color.

2. Dab line of wood glue across dresser.

3. Layer slanted wood shims to create a basket pattern (match high end to high end and low end to low end).

4. Repeat layering process.

5. Drill holes for nobs at desired proximity.

6. Apply a polyurethane finish over the shims.

7. Saw shims if hanging off edge.

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