Rustic Square Bedside Table

DIY Simple Square Bedside Table Plans - Rogue Engineer

This is great project for any DIY newbies, a simple rustic square bedside table. You can build this awesome little bedside table for under $25! So if you haven’t jumped into the world of DIY furniture making I urge you to dip your toes in with this simple build. To see photos of my build take a look at my post on Remodelaholic.

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How to build a Simple Square Side Table

Following these step-by-step plans you can build your very own square side table for under $25.

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  • Mary Stewart Peden

    Thanks for the plans. I finished my side table last night for my son’s rustic themed bedroom. I’m looking forward to making more projects from your plans. Thank you again!!!

    • That looks amazing! Great job and keep up the good work. Happy building!

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  • Veronica

    I wanted to let you know that as I was doing the pocket holes for my project after I had cut all the pieces I noticed that the table tops call for 2 2×2 pieces at 21″ long but that your cut list only calls for 24″, 22.5″ and 17.5″. I think that 2 of the 17.5″ cuts should read 21″ cuts. An oversight on my part. Luckily I bought extra. Can’t wait to finish the project.

    • Dustin

      Veronica, I noticed the same thing when reviewing the plans. I’m preparing to do the same project. So is the cut list here right, or should 2 of the 17.5″ cuts actually be 21″? TIA

      • Crap. Sorry about that but thanks for the heads up. Actually, two of the 2x2x24″ boards should be 21″. I’ll fix that.

  • Veronica

    never mind i figured it out. 🙂

  • Ava

    As a super new DIY-er, especially with wood-related projects, as well as living in an apartment building and having no tools.. What are the chances this would work with some sort of wood glue/adhesive? Or any ideas of substitutes that I could use? Thanks!
    P.S. It looks so good!

    • Ava, welcome to the world of DIY. Trust me once you get started you will want to build all of your furniture! Wood glue alone won’t provide enough strength for this table. Kreg has a very affordable and small pocket hole jig, similar to what I used for this post, which would allow you to put together this table and most of the DIY furniture plans I have on this site. My suggestion would be to purchase and drill and a R3 pocket hole jig, and get the wood pre-cut at Home Depot. This is a small tool so it will allow you to get your DIY on while not taking up too much space.

  • Derek

    Where did you buy those black corner braces? I looked at Lowe’s and they only had unfinished “silver” ones, and the black and bronze braces at Home Depot were all too small.

  • Derek

    Also, do you put a cap or anything on the bottom of the legs?

    • No I didn’t put anything on the bottoms of the legs.

  • Andy

    How do you keep the top and the shelf from bowing or cupping when you put them together?

    • I didn’t have any problems with that. If you purchase straight wood and its dry enough then you should have any issues

  • Blake

    The stain looks great! Did you use any distressing technique when putting it on or did you just brush it on?

    • Thanks Blake! No distressing, just applied the stain and wiped off.

  • Dan Heim

    I put a black finish on mine…

  • Shauna

    Jamison, what size corner braces did you use? I really like the look but am having difficulty finding larger black braces at my hardware store.

  • Shauna

    Here’s mine! I added an extra removable slat shelf for electronics and the like, I’ve been wanting an easy place to put things to charge but not take up all the table space. Thanks for the plans Jamison!

    • Shauna

      Are my pictures visible? Here they are again just in case.

  • Bri Maranga

    Do you do any work for hire? I would love to have this kind of nightstand…maybe with a drawer, made for me.

    • We don’t, however you can give these plans to a local builder and they should be able to make it for you!

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  • Gedney Riley

    Here are mine. I’m working to do a bench for the front of the bed as well. I stained them in “classic grey”.

  • Krista Mason

    Would it be fairly easy to use pipes and flanges for the legs instead of wood?

  • Joyce G

    I really love the look of these pieces you make, and they’re so functional! The style of the bedside table is exactly what I’ve been looking for, and is definitely a reasonable cost. My problem is, for the space I have to work with, it would be too wide. I do understand I would need to make some adjustments in the amount of materials it would take, and some of the cuts, but is there any reason I can’t just cut the width measurements in half and make 2-12″x24″ tables? This may be a silly question, because it seems obvious it should be ok, but thought l’d check since I’ve never built anything out of wood before. And any tips/suggestions to make those adjustments go more smoothly would be very appreciated! Thank you!

  • Tyler

    Is the materials list just for 1 table, I am planning to make two so should I double?

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