This DIY nightstand is a cool and easy project! Totally modern and fun for anyone to try and make!
Submitted By: That’s My Letter
Hey Remodelaholics! I’m Jamie from That’s My Letter! I’m a mom to three: girl #1 (7), girl #2 (6) and buddy boy (4) and when I’m not busy with them I like to build, paint and sew. If I can make it I will. I’m a DIY girl, I work with wood, fabric, and paint. I married my college sweetheart 10 years ago. I was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, went to college in Worcester, MA and met my hubby. He is from NYC so now we live in Westchester County, NY. I love being at home with our kids and try to carve out as much creative working time as possible each day.
Build: modern 2-drawer nightstand
Inspired by the Monarch nightstand from Land of Nod:
It’s perfectly Mad Men in style, especially with those canted legs and curved front corner edges:
But even better that it has two drawers for concealed storage and one open shelf for easy access:
Fresh and sleek and fits perfectly just below the window:
Here’s how I made the nightstand:
1. Using plans from Ana White herecut wood and construct:
2. To make drawer fronts cut 1/2″ plywood to size as per plans.
Then rip 1/4″ scraps at 1 1/4″ wide to ‘frame out’ drawer front.
Glue and clamp in place:
3. Once dry and sanded, chaulk seam between 1/4″ and 1/2″ to make for smooth finish:
4. Secure drawer fronts to drawers:
5. Finish as desired.
(To see the complete how-to finish this nightstand as shown click here.)
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