Free do it yourself plans to build a DIY bedside table inspired by Pottery Barn's Mason Bedside Table. Featuring the look of planked, reclaimed wood boards, this three drawer nightstand combines storage with style. Make your own with these easy step by step plans, using off the shelf lumber and simple building techniques.
3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
3 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1/4" plywood for back
3 knobs or pulls
3 sets 16" White Euro style drawer slides like shown in this plan
4 - 1x2 @ 14" (Side Trim)
8 - 1x4 @ 23 1/4" (Side Panels)
4 - 2x2 @ 27 1/4" (Legs)
6 - 2x2 @ 16" (Front/Back Tie ins)
1 - 2x2 @ 14" (Center Tie In)
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 19" x 23 1/4" (Back)
1 - 1x2 @ 21" (Top)
4 - 1x4 @ 21" (Top)
1 - 1x3 @ 21" (Top Front)
Drawer cut list in plan
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
If you have a Kreg Jig, attach the panel boards to each other first with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, with your jig set for 3/4" stock. This will make the panel a solid piece.
Attach with 1 1/4" finish nails and wood glue the panel trim, flush to top and bottom. Ensure that your panels are square (very important!)
Whenever you build for drawers it is crucial that your project is very very square, or your drawers will not slide correctly. Attach the front/back tie ins, and check the entire project for square, measuring from opposite leg to opposite leg on both the top and bottom of the legs. You can also use 2 1/2" screws and wood glue to attach tie ins, with predrilled screws and wood glue.
Now the drawers . . . Super important to build square drawers. Your drawer boxes should be built 1" less in width than the drawer housing (the interior of the project) to give clearance for drawer slides. The "perfect" measurements are shown here, but you may need to adjust for differing board thicknesses
6 - 1x3 @ 14 1/2" (Sides)
6 - 1x3 @ 15" (Fronts and Backs)
3 - 1/4" Plywood @ 16" x 15" (Drawer Bottoms)
3 - 1x6 @ 15 3/4" (Drawer Faces)
Don't add the drawer faces quite yet.
For a drawer with higher sides, you can also use 1x4s.
Install drawer boxes as shown above, inset by 3/4" from the front of the project. Make sure your drawers slide well. Then position the drawer faces over the drawer boxes until there is an even 1/8" gap on all sides and nail drawer faces on. Be aware of hardware locations so you don't have to drill through nails later.