Modern DIY Nightstand


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

I worked with Ana White again to make this nightstand.  She drew up the plansand I did the construction for my girl #1:

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:

(Right next to her Monarch inspired headboard and ruffle trimmed bedskirt.)


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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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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