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!
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.
Inspired by Pottery Barn Kids Owen nightstand:
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 1×2 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 2×2 supports:
6. Attach all 6 supports to one side panel:
7. Then add other side panel:
8. Attach lath trim using a finish nailer:
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.
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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 says
love it! i love the hardware!
Danielle Bartran says
I'm in love! This is beautiful! I love the style….I wonder if I could somehow adapt this into a dresser?!
Kim @ NewlyWoodwards says
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 says
great job on the nightstand! Love the knockoff projects!
Rayana Botelho says
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 says
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 says
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.
Building now. I would also like to see this modified for a 5-6 drawer dresser. Please?
What kind of wood did you use?
Pine boards and birch plywood.
The detailed pictures that you provided are awesome! I have a question-
What type of screws did you use to nail the 1×2 trimmings to the side panels?
Thanks Medina. The 1×2 are attached to the side panels using #8 – 1 1/4″ wood screws. They should be countersunk and sit flush and then they will be covered with the finish flat mould trim bits. Hope that helps.