Free DIY Building Plans for a Land of Nod Inspired Clark & Addison Nightstand

06.18.11 By //

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We have plans for the beds (here and here) how about some nightstands to pair them with? I adore this collection and I think this will be the direction I head for my boy's room as he gets a bit older.



Tape Measure




**Saw – Optional if you have your local lumber supply cut your boards.

Kreg Jig


1- 2×2 at 10'

1 – 1×6 at 6'

3/4″ sheet 3/4″ Ply or MDF


1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws – if using a Pocket Hole Screws

1 1/4″ Wood Screws

2″ Wood Screws

Wood Glue

Wood Filler


Finishing Supplies

Cut List 

4 – 2×2 at 25 1/4″ Legs
2 – 3/4″ Ply at 14″ x 19″ Side Panels
1 – 3/4″ Ply at 19″ x 19″ Back Panel
1 – 3/4″ Ply at 19″ x 14 3/4″ Bottom Panel
1 – 3/4″ Ply at 14″ x at 17 1/2″ Shelf
1 – 3/4″ Ply at 17 1/2″ x 23 1/2″ Top
3 – 1×6 at 18 3/4″ Door


If you are concerned about an even and smooth finish, consider cutting your boards, then sanding and finishing prior to countersinking and fastening. The minute you create holes or perpendicular surface space, you run the risk of uneven or drippy paint. This is a must for my own personal builds, as I truly do not enjoy chasing drips or an end result with bumpy drippy surfaces.

Using wood Glue for each joint will create a more durable piece. I do not mention this in each step and assume that you are reading this instruction section. If you need to disassemble your build at any point, consider skipping glue.

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 

Fasten your Side Panels to your legs, allow 1/2″ overlap on either leg. Use a #8 countersink bit and #8 -2″ screws and glue. Fasten your back panel to the side panels, use 2″ screws and glue or your Pocket Hole System set for 3/4″ stock and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Step 2 

Attach the bottom and the shelf. Use a pocket hole system to set for 3/4″ stock and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws or Use a #8 countersink bit and your2″ wood screws to attach the bottom and the shelf. The pocket holes will be placed on the under side of the shelf and fasten into the side panels.

Step 3

Step 3 

Fasten the Trim to the front and sides. Use 1 1/4″ wood screws from inside the side panels and a #8 countersink bit and 1 1/4″ wood screws from the front for the front trim.

Step 4

Step 4 

Attach the top from inside using 1 1/4″ wood screws or use your #8 countersink bit and 1 1/4″ wood screws from the outside (top) to fasten to the legs, panels and trim.

Build the door, use your Pocket Hole System set for 3/4″ stock to join the boards and place your pocket holes in the center board. Fasten with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Hang your door using basic hinges. Choose something of a style you prefer and that is easy to install. The type that simply screws into the door and the legs would be ideal.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, and Sand. Begin sanding at 80 grit and work up to 220 or 320 grit paper to ensure the most amazing finish will follow. Be sure to use some sort of poly to seal your finish, and my suggestion is either a spray on poly in a satin finish or a wipe on poly. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School


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