We designed this nightstand/bedside table to be traditional in style to match my mom’s decor. She requested a drawer – which I had never built before. However, I was shocked at how easy it was to build and install the drawer. Don’t let that intimidate you!

Difficulty moderate


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Router
  • Sander
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure


Wood Products

  • 1 Plywood , 1/2" Thick , Full Sheet
  • 2 Board , 1x4 , 120"
  • 2 Board , 1x6 , 120"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Knob
  • 2 Drawer slides
  • 40 Kreg Screws
  • 1 Stain or paint of choice
  • 1 Polyurethane

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Main Base , 22x16x25


  • Make Cuts and Drill Holes

    Make all cuts necessary, then add appropriate pocket holes.

  • Build Base

    Attach the shelf boards together, then attach to the legs, creating your base.

  • Build Drawer Box

    Assemble the drawer box and the drawer. Add drawer slides with Kreg drawer slide jig or according to product instructions.

  • Construct and Attach Top

    Attach the boards for your top together with Kreg screws and then glue on top of drawer box. Add a front to your drawer.

  • Get Full Tutorial

    Get the full tutorial with exact steps and cuts at