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Building a Nightstand

Building a Nightstand

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Instead of buying a nightstand for Little Buddy, I decided to build one 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!

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Supplies

Refer to Shanty 2 Chics plans for exact supplies on wood.

Building a Nightstand

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.

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Next, I installed the shelves into the painted frame. Having 2 people really helps to get this level.

Building a nightstand | modern nightstand | boy room | DIY nightstand

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.

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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.

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Once the top was all done I installed that and the drawers and TADA I have a new nightstand for Little Buddy!!

Building a nightstand | modern nightstand | boy room | DIY nightstand

Other posts for this room

Shiplap ceiling tutorial here

Bleached Oak Desk

Building a nightstand | modern nightstand | boy room | DIY nightstand

How I made his bed tutorial

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