Free Woodworking Plans to Build a PotteryBarn Inspired Wide Hudson Bedside Table

02.23.11 By //
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We have the most exciting few days ahead of us, thanks to Loren who has so graciously donated her amazing talents for a ton of pieces in our beloved (ok my beloved) Hudson Collection! Can I get a yahooooo… oh you won’t want to miss out on this, so be sure to check in throughout this coming wee to see her talents unfold before our very eyes (hands…you know, cuz we build)!

Estimated Cost


Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig – this is optional but will make some of your connections much much easier…recommended.
  • Saw – Optional if you have your local lumber supply cut your boards.
  • Miter Saw – can also use a Table Saw, Circular Saw, Hand Saw or Jig Saw to cut at an angle.
  • 1 – 2×2 at 10’ or 2 – at 6’
  • 1 – 1×8 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×6 at 8’
  • 3 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 2 – 1×2 at 10’
  • 1/2 sheet of 3/4” Plywood
  • **3” Wood Screws – not needed if using Kreg Jig
  • 1 1/4” Wood Screws – can also use 1 1/4” finish nails
  • 1 1/4” Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2” Finish Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Sanding Supplies
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 4 – 2×2 at 29 1/4” Legs
  • 2 – 1×8 at 13” Sides
  • 1 – 1×8 at 26” Back
  • 8 – 1×2 at 13” Side Rails and Side Trim
  • 6 – 1×2 at 26” Front/Back Rails and Back Trim-
  • 6 – 1×2 at 7 1/4” Side Trim on All 3 Sides-
  • 2 – 1×2 at 25 3/4” Drawer Face Trim-
  • 2 – 1×2 at 5 1/2” Drawer Face Trim-
  • 2 – 1×2 at 32” Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 19” Top Trim
  • 2 – 1×6 at 13” Drawer Sides
  • 1 – 1×6 at 24 1/4” Drawer Back
  • 1 – 1×6 at 25 3/4” Drawer Front
  • 1 – 3/4” Ply at 13” x 26” Shelf
  • 1 – 3/4” Ply at 12 1/4” x 24 1/4” Drawer Bottom
  • 1 – 3/4” Ply at 16” x 29” Top

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Build your Base: Cut, Miter, and Space the Legs as shown in the image below and use your pocket hole system to secure the side and back panels, set for 3/4” stock with 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue. If you aren’t using a pocket hole system, you can fasten the Sides and Back to the Legs using your 3” screws and glue. Be sure to countersink. The Sides and Back will sit flush with the inside edges of the legs.

Step 2
Step 2

Build the Shelf, Frame and Add the Rails: Connect the Rails to the Legs and each other, where applicable and the Bottom Shelf to the Surrounding Rails. Use your Pocket Hole System set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue. The bottom shelf and the lower rails will sit 4” from the bottom of the legs.

Step 3
Step 3

Fasten the Trim in place. Miter the corners for the most professional appearance, however you can also skip that step and it will still look fabulous. You can fasten the trim to the sides and back using 1 1/4” finish nails or 1 1/4” screws from the inside. Be sure to use glue.

Step 4
Step 4

Build the Drawer: use your pocket hole system set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue to fasten the inset bottom and sides in place. You can also use 2” screws and glue to fasten them in place and tack on the drawer face trim using 1 1/4” finish nails and glue or 1 1/4” screws from the inside and glue.

Step 5
Step 5

Fasten the Trim to the Top using your pocket hole system set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue. You can also use 3” Screws and glue, just be sure to countersink, or skip the trim and use iron on edge banding. Fasten the top to the Legs, Sides, and Back using 2” Finish Nails and glue.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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