A good solid nightstand is a fabulous thing, especially one that stores with drawers and won’t interefere with your established style of choice. Yahoo… I think a two toned finish or a natural wood look would be right on trend with this gorgeous modern piece! Xx… Rayan
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Brad Nailer
- 1 – 1×2 at 6’
- 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/2” pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- Edge banding, optional
- 1 set of non-mortise hinges
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 24-3/4” – Sides
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 22-1/2” – Bottom
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 22-1/2” x 24” – Back
- 2 – 1×2 at 13-1/2” – Base
- 2 – 1×2 at 21” – Base
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 15-1/2” x 22-1/2” – Shelf
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 17-1/4” x 24” – Top
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 4-1/2” x 24” – Front Trim
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 20” x 22-1/4” – Door Base
- 4 – ¾” plywood at 4-1/2” x 24” – Door Slats
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.
Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.
Cut the pieces for the bottom and the sides. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each shorter edge of the bottom. Secure the sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes in the sides as well as the bottom edges. Secure to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the base and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble the base using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the shelf and drill pocket holes in the sides as well as the back edges. Secure to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws locating the shelf 1” back from the front edge of the sides.
Cut the piece for the top. Secure to the sides and back using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the piece for the front trim. Secure to the top and sides using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the door. The door base will fit inside the opening while the slats will rest on the sides. The slats will overhang the door base by 7/8” on each side and 7/8” at the bottom. Position the first slat 5/8” down from the top edge of the base and secure in place with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Space the remaining slats on the base at ¾” securing them with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
The hinges can be installed on either side. Install the hinges on the slats first, then install on the cabinet side.
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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