Free and Easy DIY Furniture Plans to Build the Blake Nightstand! We covered some of the other pieces in the Blake Collection earlier (to view those visit the Plan Index page and sort for the Blake Collection) and now the nightstand, which would also be fabulous as an end table!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Hammer or Brad nailer
- 1 – 2×2 at 8’
- 1 – 1×6 at 8’
- Quarter sheet of ¾” plywood
- Scrap of ¼” lauan, plywood, or hardboard at 12” x 16-1/2”
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” screws
- One set of 12” drawer slides
- One handle or knob
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 2×2 at 22-1/2” – Legs
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 16” x 24” – Shelf
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 16-3/4” x 25-1/2” – Top
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 6” x 13-3/4” – Drawer Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 6” x 17-1/2” – Drawer Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 6” x 19” – Drawer Front
- 2 – 1×6 at 10-1/2” – Drawer Box
- 2 – 1×6 at 16-1/2” – Drawer Box
- 1 – ¼” lauan or plywood at 12” x 16-1/2” – Drawer Bottom
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.
Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the angle in each of the legs as shown. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/4” material and drill one pocket hole at the top of each leg on the inside face only.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Cut 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” notches in each corner for the legs. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material. Drill pocket holes as shown and secure the shelf to the legs with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the top and the drawer. Drill pocket holes in the drawer pieces as shown and attach to each other, then to the top with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the drawer slide hardware to the bottom of the drawer sides according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Attach the top and drawer assembly to the legs with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces and assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Attach the drawer slide hardware.
Cut the piece for the drawer front and pre-drill the holes for the handles. Line up the front at the opening and temporarily secure to the drawer box with screws through the holes for the handles. Open the drawer and attach the front with countersunk screws from the inside.
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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