This step by step diy project is about farmhouse nightstand plans. If you want to learn more about building a wooden nightstand, we recommend you to pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the wooden nightstand in just one weekend, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking.
You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. Taking into account the neat design, this nightstand can match the style of any home. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done. If you are looking for other designs or sizes, you should check out the rest of the furniture plans.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.
Farmhouse nightstand plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 26 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10 1/2″ long, 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 10 1/2″ long PANELS
- C – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 11 1/4″ long FRAME
- D – 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 8 3/4″x14 1/4″ long BACK
- E – 3 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 16 1/4″ long TOP
- F – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10 1/2″ long CLEATS
- H – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 12″x5 3/4 long, 2 pieces – 11″x5 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 9 1/2″x12″ long DRAWER
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Week
How to build a nightstand
The first step of the project is to build the sides of the nightstand. Use 1×2 lumber to build the cleats and 1×4 lumber for the panels. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ brad nails to lock the components together. Add glue to enhance the bond of the joints.
Drill pilot holes at both ends of the cleats and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled and leave no gaps between the components. Add glue and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Next, attach the 2×2 supports to the bottom of the sides. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.
After building the two sides of the nightstand, we recommend you to assemble them together, by fitting the front and back supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to enhance the bond of the structure.
Build the bottom shelf out of 3/4″ plywood. Make notches to the plywood using a circular saw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Attach the shelf to the supports, making sure the edges are aligned. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Build the back of the nightstand out of 1/4″ plywood. Cut the panel at the right dimensions and secure it to the structure using 1 1/4″ brad nails. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Next, attach the 1×2 cleats to the interior of the nightstand. Make sure the cleats are horizontal and secure them to the sides using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to enhance the bond of the joints.
Build the drawers out of 3/4″ plywood. Cut the components at the right size and drill pocket holes at both ends of the side slats. Align the edges with great care and secure them together by inserting 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Build the bottom of the drawer out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the four edges and secure the bottom to the frame of the drawer using 1 1/4″ screws. Align the edges with attention, making sure they are perfectly flush.
Fit the the drawer to the opening and wax the bottom thoroughly, so it can slide easily. Attach the knob to the drawer and leave 1/8″ around the edges.
Build the top of the nightstand out of 1×6 lumber. Center the slats to the top of the frame and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ brad nails and glue. Leave no gaps between the components.
This beautiful nightstand is a great addition to any bedroom, especially coupled with a farmhouse bed frame. Check out the bed frame plans to see step by step instructions for building the bed frames.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.
See here a step by step tutorial for a similar farmhouse nightstand. Make sure you take a look over the project for detailed instructions.
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