I used a combination of the Kreg Face Clamp and the HART Quicktight C-Clamp to clamp together the different sized pieces during assembly. Do you happen to have that link? The FREE DIY Nightstand plans are available for this build by clicking here. Way to go on your first project! Never thought I’d enjoy woodworking so much The is one other thing. A person asked me to build a 2 drawer cabinet with very specific dimensions (13″x24″x24″). I love the two-tone look! Cut the Shelf pieces to size. Before you start cutting the drawers, take the measurements of the drawer openings and adjust as necessary, leaving enough room for your drawer slides (1/2″ on each side for me). Tip: with the drawer closed, place the drawer face where you want and hold it in place with a couple of brad nails. Next assemble the back of the DIY nightstand, which is exactly like the side assemblies you just made except it doesn’t have 2×2’s on the left and right. Before mounting the drawer pulls, I put three coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. We wanted to give a home to our house plants and came across this Shelf somewhere on the web & finally made it. Should I be worried about wood movement? I found this article, modified, and built it. Regular plywood would not look good for the shelves and you need to have large enough material to complete the design. I plan to use it in our bedroom as a nightstand. Cut the side frame aned top frame pieces to size. Im very fond of the space between drawers, I peruse magazines while resting, that was perfect! This DIY Nightstand is made with supplies and wood from the home center and has easy joinery. Step by step instructions make it easy! I used a tablesaw, Krissy. Kent, that looks great! and attach them to the sides of the bottom shelf with 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Learn how to build this DIY Nightstand with Drawers with easy-to-follow plans and how-to instruction by Shanty2Chic. I love the shape of this piece, the flush top and sides give it a sleek feel with clean lines. Cut (6) 15-7/8″ cleats from the 1×4 (it’s okay they’re 1/8″ shorter than the drawer slide since it saves from using another board). Click here to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more great videos! Seriously, if you want to build furniture you need to invest in a pocket hole jig! Cut the bottom rails to size and drill 3/4″ pocket holes at both ends. Attach the short sides to the long pieces with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. . Had a few minor challenges (warped wood, imperfect cuts) mostly due to poor quality wood and bad craftsmanship..hahah. Thanks guys, I really enjoyed this project. You can get detailed instructions on how we installed our drawers in the post above! Build 4 shelves. Attach it to the back of the bottom shelf, between the side pieces with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Hi! . Next, cut the side shelf pieces to size and drill 3/4″ pocket holes in one side of each board. You featured it in a child’s room as extra storage . If you are a fan of farmhouse decor, you're going to love this … Step 9. It’s not in the material list. I have written step by step directions of the major steps below too! Build it using the free woodworking plans available at the link. If this jig is out of your price range, Kreg also has lower priced models like the Kreg R3 and the Kreg Mini which give you the exact same holes but just take a little longer to use. I attach with 1-1/4″ Pocket screws and no glue. This sized opening will give your 1×6 drawer fronts a 1/16″ reveal on the top and bottom.