Instead of buying a nightstand for Little Buddy, I decided to build a DIY bedside table using our white oak wood that was left over from building the house. And truth be told... the only thing I bought to make it was the hardware for the drawers!! SCORE. Having projects comes in handy sometimes!
I found these plans from Shanty 2 Chic (view here) and then changed them a bit as I went to fit what I was looking for. But it was nice to have some plans to follow!
Supplies for a DIY Bedside Table
Refer to Shanty 2 Chics plans for exact supplies on wood.
- White Oak
- Baltic Birch
- Paint brush
- Ryobi Planer
- Ryobi Biscuit Joiner
- Wood Glue
- Kreg Jig
Building a DIY Bedside Table
First, I built the 2 shelves what would fit into the frame.
Next, I built the frame and painted it. It was easier to paint it before I installed the shelves. I did still have to do a few touch ups though.
Next, I installed the shelves into the painted frame. Having 2 people really helps to get this level.
Then it was time to build the drawers and make the top.
In their plans they used baltic birch and then trimmed them out with pine. But since I made it out of white oak I had to biscuit join my wood. This is a biscuit joiner from Ryobi.
After it was joined together I planed the wood so it was nice and smooth. This is a hand held planer from Ryobi.
This was the first time I had used either of these tools... but if I am being honest, I absolutely loved them.
The End Result
Once the top was all done I installed that and the drawers and TADA I have a new DIY bedside table for Little Buddy!!
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