Plans

Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Oak Park Elementary Nightstand

09.09.13 By //
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Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools

Tape Measure
Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Drill
Countersink Bit for Drill
Square
Sander
Kreg Jig
Brad Nailer

Lumber

1 – 1×2 at 8’
1 – 1×3 at 8’
1 – 2×2 at 3’
1 sheet of ¾” plywood

Materials

1-1/4” pocket hole screws
1-1/4” brad nails
1 set of 14” drawer slides
Edge banding, optional
Wood filler
Sandpaper
Wood glue
Finishing Supplies

Cut List

4 – 2×2 at 4” – Legs
2 – 1×2 at 11” – Base
2 – 1×2 at 14” – Base
2 – ¾” plywood at 16” x 20” – Bottom & Top
2 – ¾” plywood at 16” x 18-1/2” – Sides
1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 18-1/2” – Back
2 – 1×2 at 18-1/2” – Stretchers
1 – ¾” plywood at 12-1/2” x 16” – Drawer Bottom
2 – 1×3 at 12-1/2” – Drawer Box Sides
2 – 1×3 at 17-1/2” – Drawer Box Front & Back
1 – ¾” plywood at 6-3/8” x 18-1/4” – Drawer Front

Step 1
Step 1
Step 1

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.
Cut the pieces for the legs and the base frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the bottom. Secure to the base using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes at the bottom edges. Attach to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in both side edges as well as the bottom edge . Secure to the bottom and sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the sides as shown – locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides – using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the piece for the top. Secure to the cabinet as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 6
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Drill pocket holes in each end of the sides as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer slides, click here.

Step 7
Step 7

Cut the piece for the drawer front. There will be a 1/8” gap around all sides of the drawer front in the opening. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.

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