Thursday, February 27, 2014

"H" is for Handsome Nightstand

Build: diy nightstand

Build this handsome nightstand with free plans from Ana White here.

After building the pipe and wood slat bed you know Ana and I wouldn't forget the nightstand!
Ana has the free build plans here, it's an easy to follow plan and comes together super fast.

This nightstand has very masculine lines and a campy feel, it fits perfectly in my son's bedroom.
The lamp is from Ikea - Ranarp work lamp.

Tons of storage with two big drawers and I used basic pulls from Home Depot.

This diy version will cost just about $100 in supplies, I used nearly all scraps I found in my stash so my costs were very minimal.

How to build a handsome nightstand:

1. Follow Ana's plans here and cut lumber.

2. Begin by making pocket holes with your Kreg jig in side panels:

3. Construct side panels using 1x2 trim on front, screw down from exterior (the screw heads will be hidden under the lath trim):

4. Attach legs to side panels.

5. Make pocket holes with your Kreg jig into horizontal 2x2 supports:

6. Attach all 6 supports to one side panel:

7. Then add other side panel:

8. Attach lath trim using a finish nailer - I have a very simple Ryobi nailer/stapler but it does the job.

9. Attach the back:

10. And finally the top:

11. Ana suggests adding a support piece under the 1/4" plywood top.  After getting the top on I decided it would be best to add the support:

12. Finish with stain, I used Minwax 1 part weathered oak and 1 part provincial:

13. Seal with 3 coats Minwax clear satin polyurethane.

14. Build drawers and install drawer glides:

15. Mark the drawer front for holes for the handle pull:

16. Position the drawer front using a 1/8" spacer (and glue), insert finish nails in between the marks for the screws:

17. Remove the drawer and secure drawer front from interior by countersinking 1 1/4" screws:

18. Attach handle pulls and ready to use.

This post is not sponsored by any company, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

I'm linking up to:

The 36th Avenue

Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

That's a really fun design. I was overflowing with scraps, and since the weather was nice this afternoon, I had a burn party--I knew I would regret burning those short pieces of 2x2s!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! i love the hardware!

Danielle Bartran said...

I'm in love! This is beautiful! I love the style....I wonder if I could somehow adapt this into a dresser?!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

The lines on this are awesome. Very modern. You are such an inspiration to me. I love seeing everything you build.

Katie from Sew Woodsy said...

great job on the nightstand! Love the knockoff projects!

Joanne Coathupe said...

I love this design and will be definitely making it for my son's bedroom. When you attached the plywood top did you put the wood lathe pieces in front of the plywood edge to hide the ugly part of the plywood? From the plans it looks like the plywood is above the wooden pieces but I cant see the plywood edge on the photos. Hope that made sense :)

Rayana Botelho said...

Love what you have done! I had been looking for nightstands for the master bedroom for so long! I guess I just found them :) Will be building mine soon. Thank you for sharing.

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Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY said...

I love this nightstand and actually had it pinned to build for my boys. I was so excited to see Ana White make plans for it! You did an amazing job and that bed is awesome too!

Leshia @ Southern Chic Love said...

I absolutely love this and is my new build for my sons room as we have just finished making his bed from another plan of Ana's. I'm wondering if you or Ana would be able to modify this plan into a dresser. Maybe one similar to size of the Rolling Rustic Wood Dresser... Any help would be appreciated.


Donald said...

Building now. I would also like to see this modified for a 5-6 drawer dresser. Please?