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Build a Dreamy Bedside Table

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Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table

Who couldn’t use a little more storage in the bedroom? These cute little tables will certainly fit the bill and will absolutely work in any room! With an ample top, two drawers, plus a shelf, what’s not to love? The free plans to build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table are super-easy to construct and can be completed in a weekend.

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 3/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding for the exposed edges of the plywood, optional.
  • Two sets of 16″ drawer slides
  • Two drawer pulls

Lumber:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×3 at 6′
  • One sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • One quarter sheet of 1/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 29-1/4″ – legs
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14″ x 17-1/4″ – Side Panels
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/4″ x 20″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15-1/2″ x 20″ – Bottom
  • 3- 1×2 at 20″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/2″ x 24″ – Top
  • 4 – 1×3 at 19″ – Drawer Front & Back
  • 4 – 1×3 at 14-1/2″ – Drawer Sides
  • 2 – 1/4″ plywood at 16″ x 19″ – Drawer Bottoms
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 3-1/4″ x 19-3/4″ – Drawer Fronts

Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table

Click on the drawings to enlarge them!

If using edge banding, it should be applied to the exposed edges of the panels before assembly. For an easy tutorial on edge banding, click here.

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and side panels. If desired, a taper can be cut in each leg using a tapering jig and a tablesaw, or a jig saw. It is entirely optional but be sure to maintain the dimensions shown. The tapers should face to the inside of the cabinet.

Drill pocket holes in each side as well as the top of the side panels. Attach the legs to the panels using glue and the pocket hole screws. The inside face of the panels will be flush with the inside face (the tapered side, if cutting tapers) of the legs.

Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table_LegsFree Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table_Sides

Step Two

Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes as shown. Attach to the legs using glue and the pocket hole screws. The inside face of the panel will be flush with the inside face of the legs.

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Step Three

Cut the piece for the bottom. Drill pocket holes along three edges (the sides and the back) and attach using glue and pocket hole screws. The underside of the bottom panel will be flush with the bottom of the side panels.

Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table_Bottom

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. When attaching the stretchers to the legs, orient the two lower stretchers so the pocket holes are facing down and the upper stretcher so the pocket holes are facing up. This way, they will be hidden!

Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table_Front Stretchers

Step Five

Cut the piece for the top. The sides and front will overlap by 1/2″. Attach using glue and pocket hole screws through the holes in the sides and back into the underside of the top.

Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table_Top

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Assemble as shown using glue and pocket hole screws. Cut the pieces for the bottoms. Attach to the drawer box frame using glue and 3/4″ brad nails. Attach the drawer slide hardware according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

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Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. There will be a 1/8″ gap around all sides. For an easy tutorial on installing them, click here. Install the drawer pulls.

Free Plans to Build a Wisteria Inspired Dreamy Bedside Table_Drawer Fronts

Finish as desired.

This is a great nightstand that could also do dual duty as end tables in a living room or family room! Have any questions about the free plans to build a Wisteria inspired Dreamy bedside table? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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