DIY Plans to Build a Mayweather Nightstand
If you like either of the Mayweather Dressers (found here and here), this nightstand is the perfect companion! The DIY plans to build a Mayweather Dresser feature two drawers with built-in handles on the drawer fronts. The nightstand, like the dressers, is a super-easy build and can be completed in a weekend!
Materials and supplies listed are to build ONE nightstand.
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- Edge banding
- 2 sets of 14″ drawer slides (eBay is a great source!)
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
- Scrap piece of 1×2 at 16-1/2″
- 1 – 1×3 at 6′
- 2 – 1×6 at 8′
- 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
- 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/4″ x 15-1/2″ – Sides
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/2″ x 16-1/2″ – Bottom
- 1 – 1×2 at 16-1/2″ – Stretcher
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/2″ x 18″ – Top
- 2 – 1×6 (ripped to 4″ wide) at 13-3/4″ – Base
- 1 – 1×6 (ripped to 4″ wide) at 16-1/2″ – Kick Plate
- 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 13-1/4″ x 17-1/4″ – Back
- 8 – 1×6 (ripped to 4″ wide) at 14″ – Drawer Box
- 2 – 1/4″ plywood at 13″ x 14-1/2″ – Drawer Box Bottom
- 4 – 1×3 (ripped to 2-1/4″ wide) at 16-1/4″ – Drawer Fronts
- 2 – 1×2 at 16-1/4″ – Drawer Front Handles
Click on the drawings for a larger view!
Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.
Cut the pieces for the sides and bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each side edge of the bottom. Secure the bottom to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the 1×2 stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretcher to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. Secure the top to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails through the top into the sides.
Cut the pieces for the base and drill pocket holes along one long edge. Secure the base pieces to the bottom as indicated in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the kick plate and secure the kick plate to the base pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the piece for the back. Secure the back using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the drawer box sides, front, and back. Cut the groove in the bottom edge of each piece at 1/4″ wide by 3/8″ deep using a table saw or a router and a straight bit. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the drawer box sides on the opposite side as the groove. Make sure that the pocket holes will not interfere with the groove. Secure the sides to the back using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the drawer bottom. Slide the bottom into the grooves in the sides and back. The piece should fit snugly but not too tight.
Insert the front edge of the drawer box bottom into the groove on the drawer box front. Secure the drawer box sides to the drawer box front using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions, locating them flush with the front edge of the sides and dividers.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Cut the 1×2 handles to length, then cut the angles in the edges as shown in the drawing.
Drill pocket holes along one long edge of each drawer front piece, staggering the pocket holes so they won’t interfere with each other. Sandwich the 1×2 between the wider pieces using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Secure each drawer front to the corresponding drawer box using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Open the drawers, then secure the fronts from the inside using 1-1/4″ screws.
Finish as desired.
This nightstand, paired with one or both of the dressers, will make an awesome statement in any style! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Mayweather Nightstand? Leave a comment below!