Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"N" is for Nightstand (the build)

Build: modern 2-drawer 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:

Inspired by the Monarch nightstand from Land of Nod:

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

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

Fresh and sleek and fits perfectly just below the window:

Here's how I made the nightstand:

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

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:

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

4.  Secure drawer fronts to drawers:

5. Finish as desired.

I'm linking up to:

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

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

CSI girl said...

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!!!!
Each week is a new challenge so come over and have fun!