Mini Farmhouse Bedside Table Plans

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One of my fav plans I've done (with over 50 brag posts too! Thanks for sharing!) was this Farmhouse Bedside Table.

Some of you have made this table in a smaller version to better fit your space.

These mini farmhouse table beauties were handmade by Danicarby - aren't they darling?

After a few requests, I wanted to share the smaller plans with you as well!  And remember, you can make these tables just about any size you like - just add or subtract to the width boards!

Happy Building, Ana

Dimensions: 

1 - 1x12 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 6 feet long
2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
scrap 1/4 plywood piece for back optional
recommend 2 1/2" and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws for joinery

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
compound miter saw
sander
countersink drill bit
Cut List: 

2 – 1×12 @ 8 3/4″ (Sides)
2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/4″ (Side Trim – needs to be width of your 1x12s)
4 – 2×2 @ 26 1/4″ (Legs)
2 – 2×2 @ 11 1/4″ (Side Stretchers, same width as your 1x12s)
6 – 2×2 @ 10 3/4″ (Front/Back Trim)
1 – 1/4″ Plywood or paneling or other sheet goods @ 13 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ (back, optional)
3 – 1×6 @ 15 3/4″ (Top)
2 – 1×6 @ 10 1/2″ (Front and Back of Drawer)
2 – 1×6 @ 11 1/4″ (Width of 1×12 – Sides of Drawers)
1 – 1×12 @ 9″ (Bottom of drawer)
1 – 1×12 @ 13 3/4″ (Bottom Shelf)
2 – 1×2 @ 10 3/4″ (Bottom Shelf Trim)

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General Instructions: 

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!

Step 1

Start by attaching trim to the side 1x12 pieces - a nail gun from the inside will do the trick and keep nail holes hidden. Use 1 1/4" nails and glue.

Do this for both sides.

Step 2

I recommend attaching the legs with a Kreg Jig - set it for 1 1/2" pocket holes when joining 2x2s together and use 2 1/2" pocket hole screws. For any joints with 1x boards, use the 3/4" setting and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

Do this for both sides.

Summary: 

Free plans to build a mini farmhouse bedside table from Ana-White.com

Step 3

Then connect the sides together with the front/back trim boards.

Step 4

Attach 1/4" plywood to back with nails and glue.

Step 5

Build your top first, then attach to top of the bedside table with 2" screws and glue.

Step 6

Now build your drawers. The bottom is just another 1x12 to use materials you have on hand. Bottom can be attached on underside with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 7

Now the slides .... remember, you'll want an 1/8" gap around all sides of the drawer face. So attach the slides so the drawer sits down about 1/8". Adjust the slides until your drawer slides easily. Candle wax on top will really help the drawer slide better.

Step 8

Then trim out the front with the remaining 2x2.

Step 9

Step 9 Instructions: 

And then build your bottom shelf as you did the top with 3/4" PHs/1 1/4" PH screws and attach on top of the bottoms stretchers.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

Comments

These are exactly what I want for nightstands! I feel like I don't say this enough, but thank you SO MUCH for all your awesome hard work!

We bought two 2x2 8' pieces. But in cutting all the pieces as outlined in the plan, we're finding that two 8' pieces is not nearly enough to account for all of the requires 2x2 cuts. It's no big deal to get more, but are we missing something, here?

4 – 2×2 @ 26 1/4″ (Legs)
2 – 2×2 @ 11 1/4″ (Side Stretchers, same width as your 1x12s)
6 – 2×2 @ 10 3/4″ (Front/Back Trim)

These 12 cuts required at least 3 2x2 8' pieces.

In order maximize your wood, Each 2x2 board must be cut like this:
26.25(leg), 26.25(leg), 11.25(side stretcher), 10.75(trim), 10.75(trim), 10.75(trim).
This totals the 96in for the 8' board.
Do the same for the next piece.

AND, you need 4 - 1x2 @ 11.25(side trim) ... not 2.

Tracie

Hi, I'm brand new to this site and absolutely LOVE LOVE everything on here!! You're truly amazing! I am looking at this bedside table that I love but am having issues with step 7 where you talk about the slides. I didn't see them in the shopping list items and am wondering if you can tell me more about them. Are they just two pieces of wood that the shelf sits on or are they actual metal drawer slides? How big are they? Thanks!!

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