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A classic three drawer nightstand with simple lines and generous storage. This nightstand is the perfect blend of ample surface area at your bedside and lots of hidden storage space in the drawers below.

Difficulty moderate

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Table Saw (or Circular Saw)
    Table Saw (or Circular Saw)
  • Drill/Driver
    Drill/Driver
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Sander
    Sander

Materials

Wood Products

  • 2 Select pine board , 2x2x96"
  • 3 Select pine board , 1x2x96"
  • 1 Select pine board , 1x8x72"
  • 1 Select pine board , 1x3x72"
  • 2 Select pine board , 1x6x96"
  • 1 3/4" plywood full sheet , 4' x 8'
  • 1 1/4" plywood full sheet , 4' x 8'

Hardware & Supplies

  • 8 2 1/2" pocket-hole screws
  • 70 1 1/4" pocket-hole screws
  • 6 #8 x 2" wood screws
  • 32 #8 x 3/4" wood screws
  • 20 #8 x 1 1/4" wood screws
  • 12 18 gauge 3/4" brad nails
  • 1 Wood glue
  • 3 Sets of 16" soft close side mount drawer glides
  • 3 Drawer pulls

Cut List & Parts

  • 4 Legs , 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 29 1/4"
  • 2 Side panels , 3/4" x 16" x 22 1/4"
  • 4 Cross supports , 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 25 1/2"
  • 2 Cross supports , 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 25 1/2"
  • 1 Top , 3/4" x 20" x 30"
  • 2 Large drawer fronts , 3/4" x 7 1/4" x 25 1/4"
  • 1 Small drawer front , 3/4" x 7 1/4" x 25 1/4"
  • 4 Large drawer short sides , 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 16"
  • 4 Large drawer long sides , 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 22 3/4"
  • 2 Small drawer short sides , 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 16
  • 2 Small drawer long sides , 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 22 3/4"
  • 3 Drawer bottoms , 1/4" x 16" x 24 1/4"
  • 6 Drawer glide supports , 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 16"
  • 1 Backing , 1/4" x 25 1/2" x 22 1/4"

Directions

  • Taper legs

    If desired use a tapering jig to make bottom portion of legs tapered.

  • Attach legs to side panels

    Attach legs to side panels using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Keep side panel flush to leg at exterior.

    Make 2.

  • Attach cross supports

    Attach cross supports to side panel. Use wood glue and corresponding pocket hole screws. Keep pocket holes at back, top or underside when possible.

  • Attach opposite side to supports

    Attach other side panel to cross supports, same as Step 3.

  • Attach top

    Attach top to body using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. Keep ¾” overhang at front and sides. Secure front and back cross supports to top using 2” countersunk wood screws.

  • Assemble large drawers

    Attach long sides to short sides using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

  • Attach drawer bottom to large drawers

    Attach drawer bottom to box using wood glue and ¾” countersunk wood screws.

  • Assemble small drawer

    Attach long sides to short sides using wood glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

  • Attach drawer bottom to small drawer

    Attach drawer bottom to box using wood glue and ¾” countersunk wood screws.

  • Attach drawer glide supports

    Before installing drawer glides attach supports to interior side panels using wood glue and 1 ¼” countersunk wood screws.

  • Attach backing

    Attach backing to cross supports using wood glue and ¾” brad nails.