Step by step instructions to Construct a  DIY bedroom night stand

This Old House Do-It-Yourself master and House One proofreader Jenn Largesse shares how to assemble a solid bedside table utilizing an improved on joinery method.

The DIY undertakings that leap to the first spot on my list generally appear to be the ones that add more capability to our home. On the off chance that a form vows to effectively utilize squandered space or carry association to a jumbled region, I discover myself feeling extra enlivened.

So when I saw charger lines, books, and different things gathering on my bedside table, I concluded the time had come to make something that would give more capacity than I right now have. And keeping in mind that drawers are not commonly viewed as a simple form, the pocket-opening gathering strategy I involved offers an extraordinary answer for beginners.

On account of its liberal impression, two stacked drawers, and base rack, my end table feels slick and clean when it comes time to flip off the light. Up ahead: what you want to be aware to construct one of your own.

Getting everything rolling

The standard level for an end table by and large ranges from 24 to 28 inches. While current furniture configuration leans toward low-threw side tables, I like a customary end table to sit 1 to 2 inches higher than the highest point of the bedding.

For close by my own bed, I planned this side table to be 30 inches tall; like that, the perusing light projects its light down onto my book, and its switch is inside simple reach. To estimate the end table up or down, you can basically change the level of the 2×2 legs, while keeping the separation of the base rack to the floor.


Two ¾"×2'×4' compressed wood project boards

Two 2×2×6' sheets

Two 1×2×6' sheets

1¼-inch pocket opening screws

Two arrangements of 12-inch cabinet slides

¾-inch edge facade tape

Two cabinet pulls (with stowed away latches)

Wood stick

Paint and prep coating

Cut list

2x2 legs - 4 @ 29 1/2 inches L

1x2 crosspieces - 4 @ 12 inches L

1x2 crosspieces - 4 @ 20 inches L

pressed wood sides - 2 @ 3/4" x 12"W x 12 1/2"L

pressed wood top - 1 @ 3/4" x 24 1/2"W x 15 3/4"L

pressed wood rack - 1 @ 3/4" x 20"W x 12" L

pressed wood cabinet sides - 4 @ 3/4" x 4"H x 13 1/4"W

pressed wood cabinet box fronts and backs - 4 @ 3/4" x 4"H x 17 1/2"W

compressed wood cabinet bases - 2 @ 3/4" x 17 1/2"W x 11 3/4"D

compressed wood cabinet fronts - 2 @ 3/4" x 5 1/4"H x 19 7/8"W

Completed Aspects: 24 1/2"W x 15 3/4"D x 30"H

Ventures for Building a Do-It-Yourself End table

Stage 1: Prep the parts

Following the cut rundown above, slice the parts of length. Utilize the pocket-opening dance to bore two openings at the closures of the front and back pieces for the drawers and every 1 ×2.

Drill extra pocket openings along all edges of the pressed wood rack and every cabinet base, and along the top and side edges of the pressed wood sides.

Stage 2: Gather one compressed wood side

Gather one compressed wood side

Position a 12-inch 1×2 between two 2×2 legs, 12½ creeps down from the highest points of the legs. Join it with paste and pocket-opening screws. Put a compressed wood side on top of the 1 ×2, its base edges flush and its top edge upheld; secure with paste and pocket-opening screws.

Stage 4: Introduce the rack

Paste and pocket-opening screw 20-inch 1×2s to the front and back edges of the handle wood rack, flush with its top. (The compressed wood will cover one of the two pocket-screw openings at each end.) With a side gathering lying level, inside face up, paste and pocket-opening screw the rack flush with the top edge of one of the lower 1×2s. Flip the workpiece over, and rehash on the opposite side. Paste and pocket-opening screw two 20-inch 1 ×2 crosspieces between the sides, flush with the upper 1 ×2s.

Stage 5: Append the top

Put the workpiece topsy turvy on the pressed wood top, focused along the top's width and flush with its back edge. Drive pocket-opening screws through the pressed wood boards and into the top. Iron on facade tape to complete the edges; trim abundance.

Stage 6: Collect the cabinet boxes

Stick and pockethole-screw a pressed wood front and back to a cabinet base so they are flush with its underside; paste and pocket-opening screw the cabinet sides to the base, front, and back. Rehash. Sand the two gatherings smooth, and paint every one of the pieces.

Stage 7: Introduce the drawers

Separate the slides and screw one section to every cabinet box, focused upward and flush with the front edge. Join the relate - ing parts inside the workpiece. Embed the drawers, rejoining the two pieces of each slide.

Stage 8: Add cabinet fronts and pulls

Imprint and drill openings for the pulls in the applied cabinet fronts, then attach them to the cabinet fronts with screws through the draw openings. From inside the drawers, drive screws through the cabinet fronts and into the applied fronts. Eliminate the impermanent screws, drill openings through the cabinet boxes, and screw on the pulls.