Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY Mod Nightstand

How to build a modern style two drawer nightstand.

diy mod style nightstand

I worked with Ana White again to make this nightstand.  She drew up the plans and I did the construction for my girl #1:

diy mod style nightstand

land of nod monarch nightstand

It's perfectly Mad Men in style, especially with those canted legs and curved front corner edges:

diy mod nightstand with 2 drawers and open shelf

But even better that it has two drawers for concealed storage and one open shelf for easy access:

diy mod nightstand with 2 drawers and open shelf

diy mod nightstand with 2 drawers and open shelf

Fresh and sleek and fits perfectly just below the window:

diy mod nightstand with 2 drawers and open shelf

Here's how I made the nightstand:

1. Using plans from Ana White here cut wood and construct:

how to build a mod nightstand

2. To make drawer fronts cut 1/2" plywood to size as per plans.
Then rip 1/4" scraps at 1 1/4" wide to 'frame out' drawer front.
Glue and clamp in place:

mod nightstand drawer fronts

3. Once dry and sanded, chaulk seam between 1/4" and 1/2" to make for smooth finish:

chaulking drawer fronts

4.  Secure drawer fronts to drawers:

mod nightstand build before paint

5. Finish as desired.

diy mod nightstand

2 comments:

  1. Great job! You saved a lot of money! Why did you choose two different color knobs?

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  2. This is amazing! You should come link this up to the CSI Project. The challenge this week is wood. SO come on over. You just might win!!!!
    www.thecsiproject.com
    Each week is a new challenge so come over and have fun!

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