How To Make A Lego Cabinet/Dresser

Sarah Trop
by Sarah Trop
Got an old dresser that needs a makeover? Why not make it a cool Lego themed dresser?
This cabinet has been sitting for months and months in our barn. I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it and no design ideas came to me. It was pretty simple from a detailing perspective and nothing seemed quite right. Then this idea hit me! Let’s make a cabinet for Lego storage!! What took me so long to think of that - especially with a seven year old who lives ad breathes Legos.
To make the Lego brick style drawers. We started by gluing two 1 inch pine boards together so that the knobs would be thick enough to stick out from the drawer fronts. Then we used a 2 1/4 hole saw to cut each circle. The size of your hole saw may need to vary depending on the size of the dresser drawer.
You’ll want to draw a grid to make sure each circle is attached with equal distances apart.
Then you’ll need to fill each hole that is made from the center of the hole saw with wood filler and sand it all smooth.
We then used liquid nail under each circle and screwed through the back of the drawer to attach each circle to the drawer front.
Now it’s time to paint. There are a variety of Lego colors, we went with bright primary colors of white, bright red, bright yellow and orange. If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post at
Our son, helped us make the knobs for the dresser. Check it out!!
Here's the finished product.
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  • Nancollards Nancollards on Apr 30, 2021

    So Great!!

  • Pat Pat on Aug 20, 2021

    This is great!!!! Nicely constructed and I wish I had done this when our daughter was growing!!!!! Maybe I should do one anyway and give it to her!!!!! Thank you for sharing!