DIY Simple Nightstand

$40
4 Hours
Easy
I am working on building myself a new bedroom set. This nightstand was very easy and fast to build. Most of the supplies I used for this project were left over from other projects. However, if you need to buy all the wood, you could do it for under $40. Here are the instructions on how to build your own.
Step 1: Make your wood cuts.


Wood Cuts:


2 - 1/2" plywood cut at 16" x 26" (sides)


3 - 3/4" plywood cut at 16" x 20" (shelves)


2 - 1" x 2" at 26" (front trim)


3 - 1" x 2" at 18 1/4" (front trim)


1 - 1/4" plywood cut at 21" x 26" (back)


5 - 1" x 4" at 22" (top)
Step 2: Attach the top shelf to the sides. Using pocket hole screws, attach the top shelf to the sides.
Step 3: Attach the bottom shelf to the sides.
Step 4: Attach the middle shelf to the sides. You can place it where ever you want. I put mine about 9" below the top shelf.
Step 5: Using wood glue and finishing nails, attach the trim.
Step 6: Using wood glue and finishing nails, attach the 1/4" plywood back.
Step 7: Using wood glue and finishing nails, attach the 1" x 4" boards to the top.
Step 8: Fill any holes with wood filler and sand it.


Step 9: Stain or paint the night stand.
Step 10: Enjoy your new nightstand!
More details can be viewed on my blog.
Jaime LaPlant
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