Farmhouse Bedside Table/Nightstand

Submitted by mrsmay on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:09

This was much more expensive than I had anticipated... but that's Oregon prices for you. Now that I've started with Home Depot woods I'm kind of stuck with it until I finish the bedroom set. But, I LOVE IT! It was my first project with the Kreg jig as well and the top of this nightstand is very flat.

No wood conditioner... went without it so it would match the bed. I like the wild look now.

I had to do it during my son's naps on the weekend so it took me quite a while to finish it.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Dark Walnut satin stain and polyurethane finish. Rubbed on with an old t-shirt.
Recommended Skill Level


Tasha Cordel (not verified)

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:13

I am about to try 2 of these next week. (eek!!) Any tips on building these in general? Any troubles or things to watch out for when it comes to the drawers?
Yours look amazing....and I like the WILD wood looks too...seems more natural :-)


Tue, 10/16/2012 - 13:18

Hi Tasha (I have a new 'name' as I can't seem to log into my old account)

How did they turn out? Sorry, I didn't check for comments! I had trouble with the first nightstand set of drawers but by the time I built the second one I'd figured out how to keep things square. I made sure I focused on the bottom of the drawer being square and on a flat surface and then when the drawer was done I sanded it even on the top. Since then I've built a dresser in a similar style and made my own hardwood drawer slides... MUCH better. It's more difficult but it's well worth it if you have access to a table saw.