When it comes to nightstands I feel like you can never have too much space. And, with all the devices that we need to store and charge at night I thought that integrating an open, and accessible, shelf just below the top with outlets and USB ports would be a welcomed accessory.

Difficulty moderate


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Jigsaw
  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Sander
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure


Wood Products

  • 3 Pine , 2x2 , 96"
  • 1 Plywood , 3/4" Thick , Full Sheet

Hardware & Supplies

  • 2 Frameless Full Overlay Hinges

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Sides , 17- 3/4" x 22"
  • 1 Bottom , 27-1/2" x 22"
  • 1 Back , 27-1/2" x 17"
  • 1 Support , 4" x 27-1/2"
  • 1 Shelf , 22-3/4" x 29"
  • 1 Top , 19-3/4" x 29"
  • 2 Door , ~ 17-5/8" x ~14-3/8"


  • Cut

    Cut down the 2x2 on the miter saw following the cut list. Then use a table saw or track saw, cut down the plywood according to the cut list. The doors should be cut to fit so wait on those until the unit is assembled.

  • Cabinet Assembly

    Use iron-on edge banding and apply to the front face of the cabinet. Then drill pocket holes and assemble cabinet using 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

  • Add Support

    Use iron-on edge banding to cover front face of plywood support. Then, drill pocket holes in support ends and secure with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

  • Install Shelf

    Apply edge banding to front and sides of shelf and install using 1-1/4"pocket screws and 1-1/4" wood screws. If installing recessed power strip, cut hole in back of shelf for cord management.

  • Top Assembly

    Drill pocket holes in plywood top and assemble using wood glue and 1-1/4" pocket screws.

  • General Assembly

    Mark the 2x2 locations, remove and drill a pilot hole through cabinet. Then, relocate 2x2s and secure with wood glue and 2" wood screws. Pre-drill top and attach with 3" wood screws. Sink screw heads below surface and fill with wood filler.

  • Finish and Doors

    Cut door to final dimensions and edge band perimeters. Prime and paint the nightstand and doors. Then install doors and concealed hinges.