Whether you're building a Richard Avedon-inspired bed or aspiring for the simplicity of Donald Judd, IKEA's IVAR components are great DIY basics that are simple and inexpensive. We've posted the IVAR Pine Box from IKEA, but now they've added a cheap, 3-drawer chest...
The solid pine chest (rear panel and drawer bottoms are particle board) is untreated wood and "can be cut, screwed into and drilled according to need & painted, stained, waxed or oil-treated." Measuring 31.5" wide, 22.5" tall and a little over 19.5" deep, the IVAR 3-drawer Chest is only $125 from IKEA.
We can imagine a whole bunch of these lined up against a wall for cheap storage and seating!
DIY Building Block: IVAR Pine Box from IKEA