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Not so "Rhyan" Nightstands

May 8, 2011 |
posted by Kimbers
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Not so "Rhyan" Nightstands
Not so "Rhyan" Nightstands
Not so "Rhyan" Nightstands
Not so "Rhyan" Nightstands
About This Project

I used the Rhyan end table plan (with a few alterations) to make my nightstands. I changed the dimensions so mine turned out to be 20”D, 25”W, 27”H, I extended the side and back panels all the way to the top to close in the shelf and I made the bottom drawer larger. I decided to use under mount drawer slides but I think I will try out the side mount slides in the future though.

I wanted them to match the headboard and bench that I made for my bed so I added the same molding that I used on those pieces to finish it off.

I pre cut every piece for the main body of the nightstand and predrilled all of the Kreg holes which made it a really quick piece to put together! I purchased the Mini Kreg jig for this project and am so glad I did. Totally worth the money!

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
About $80 For 2 Nightstands
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Furring Strips, MDF and 1/4 inch Plywood
Finish Used: 
I painted with Rust-oleum painters touch semi gloss white and then sprayed a few coats of polyacrylic on the top.
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Lovely!

This is absolutely lovely! What a beautiful job. I just love white furniture. Your room looks airy and beautiful, and classy!


posted by JES | on Mon, 2011-05-09 05:04
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Gorgeous!

And what nice straight furring strips you have. LOL. How many did you have to use to get all of those nice straight pieces? ;-) Great job!

posted by groovymom2000 | on Mon, 2011-05-09 07:16
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Furring Strips

LOL! I don't remember exactly how many I used since I had some scrap pieces left over from other projects I used but all of my strips are completely straight. I spent a LOT of time rummaging through the piles of furring strips at Blue laying them on the floor on all 4 sides of each strip until I had only straight ones.

posted by Kimbers | on Mon, 2011-05-09 12:14

Beautiful

Wow, you've done a great job on all your furniture. You're bedroom is just beautiful! Awesome job!!

posted by Lori E. (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-05-09 10:33
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Wow!

What a beautiful job you have done! Your room looks fabulous. I am inspired by your work. I like the changes you have made to the plans. I really like the bench at the foot of the bed.


posted by Peggy | on Mon, 2011-05-09 19:45
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Impressive

What an amazing handbuilt bedroom! It looks absolutely fantastic, I'm so impressed. It looks very professional and chic, right out of a magazine!

posted by brookifer86 | on Tue, 2011-05-10 23:25
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Awesome!

What an awesome job! What did you use for the trim on the bottom, top, and drawers?

posted by chosmith19 | on Mon, 2011-05-16 18:32
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Moulding

Thanks! Here are links to the mouldings I used
Baseboard for the bottom http://www.lowes.com/pd_15007-746-EC3083_4294801994_4294937087_?productId=3040121&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Base%2BMoulding_4294801994_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1%26page%3D2&facetInfo=Base%20Moulding

Casing for the top http://www.lowes.com/pd_204343-746-EC3262_4294801993_4294937087_?productId=3053353&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Casing_4294801993_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1%26page%3D2&facetInfo=Casing

Panel Moulding for around the drawer faces http://www.lowes.com/pd_2973-1487-292+8PINE_4294858141_4294937087_?productId=3041633&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Decorative%2BAccents_4294858141_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1%26page%3D4&facetInfo=

posted by Kimbers | on Tue, 2011-05-24 21:04
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Beautiful!

I am in awe! I love your work!

posted by LiannaK | on Fri, 2011-05-20 16:23
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Very Beautiful!

OMG!! I love what you did with the nightstand! if you don't mind me asking whats the deminisions of your drawers??you did an awsome job! I love it!! very creative!!

Genn

posted by gjpugal | on Sat, 2011-05-28 17:25
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Drawers

Thank you! :) The drawer dimensions are approx 21"W x 17"D the top drawer is 4.5" tall and the bottom drawer is 7.5"

posted by Kimbers | on Thu, 2011-07-07 00:13

Gorgeous!

It looks like high-end furniture, and you made it yourself! I am impressed and inspired!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Thu, 2011-06-16 10:09
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painting

Hi, I love your furniture, I have a question about the finish...it looks go great, did you have to sand pre, and also, did you use a primer prior to spraying it? I'm working on the storage daybed now and would like a finish like yours.
Great work, thx for all the pics, I'm going to start the nightstands after the bed.

posted by angiemicn | on Wed, 2011-07-06 03:21
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Finish

Thanks! I sanded the the parts that are solid wood but I did not sand the MDF which was a majority of the project since it is already smooth (though I did sand the edges of the MDF where I had made cuts). I primed the nightstands with Kilz 2 Latex primer and then painted with Rust-oleum painters touch semi gloss in white
Good luck with your bed and nightstands :)

posted by Kimbers | on Thu, 2011-07-07 00:02

Beautiful!!

These are just beautiful!! Great job!

posted by katherine.keys | on Mon, 2012-01-02 14:01

I love your nightstands and

I love your nightstands and especially the size. Could you give me your cut list if not too much of a problem? Also, did you make the piece at the end of your bed? If so, where did you get the plans. Your room is gorgeous!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-02-29 00:21
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Cut list/Bench Plans

I don't think I have the changes I made to the cut list anywhere, sorry. I just used Ana's plans and added additional inches to those to get what I wanted for my room.

I unfortunately do not have plans for the foot board/bench. I kinda just cut wood and put it together without much thought which I now regret. I decided after the fact that I wanted to add baskets to it. Well... The 3 cubbyholes aren't even the same size :-( if you look at the picture you'll notice that the middle basket is really crammed in there tight! (oops! oh well)

posted by Kimbers | on Sat, 2012-12-01 01:24

Headboard

Do you have the plans for the headboard you made? How did you get the panel edges to be angled back? Thanks!

posted by mellue_8 | on Thu, 2012-11-29 11:23
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Headboard

The headboard was the first thing I ever built so I wanted to start out simple. The angles in the panel edges are there because the panels are actually 3 recycled cabinet doors I found at a re-store. I basically just built a frame around the doors and added 4x4 posts to the ends.
I got the plans from remodelaholic Click here for the plans
I just adjusted it for a queen and extended the 4x4's so it would stand on the ground.

posted by Kimbers | on Sat, 2012-12-01 01:16

Love it, but need some more info!

Do you have plans for your version of this nightstand?? I'm curious about the trim you used on the top and bottom as well as around the face of the drawers!

posted by Medickep | on Mon, 2013-05-27 17:48

Love it, but need some more info!

Do you have plans for your version of this nightstand?? I'm curious about the trim you used on the top and bottom as well as around the face of the drawers!

posted by Medickep | on Mon, 2013-05-27 17:48

Love it, what trim did you use?

I love your take on this dresser, but was wondering what types of trim you used for the top and bottom of the dresser as well as around the drawers. Thanks!

posted by Medickep | on Mon, 2013-05-27 18:22

Love it, what trim did you use?

I love your take on this dresser, but was wondering what types of trim you used for the top and bottom of the dresser as well as around the drawers. Thanks!

posted by Medickep | on Mon, 2013-05-27 18:22

Sorry

Sorry, I just saw all the links to the trim you used!! I was wondering if you had to adjust much to the top or bottom of the nightstand for your 4" trim to clear the drawers.

Thanks

posted by Medickep | on Thu, 2013-05-30 22:34

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