Simpson Strong-Tie® Nightstand

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A while back we asked our Facebook friends to vote on the next DIY nightstand plans. Out of the 4 nightstands we posted, #2 was our winner! If you don’t already follow us on Facebook you definitely should. We love to hear input from readers and vote on upcoming projects. Like this awesome nightstand! We made a few modifications, such as eliminating the bottom drawer and adding some hardware to give the nightstand a more rustic feel. So wee teamed up with our friends over at Simpson Strong-Tie, painted our connectors, and BAM we bring you these awesome plans for our Simpson Nightstand.

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DIY Nightstand Plans

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(Notice the garage floor… clearly my wife isn’t a messy stainer)

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Finishing

We stained the entire nightstand with Ash wood stain from Varathane.

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The connectors and screws were painted with oil rubbed bronze spray paint from Rustoleum.

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Once you attach the screws, you may need to go back and do some touch up on them. Using a small paint brush, I sprayed some paint out and did some minor touch up to the screw heads.

Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • Jenna Spadt

    Thank you! I finally found the perfect nightstand to build, and one that my husband actually likes. Could you tell me where you got the flower vase? I’m decor challenged, not good at finding stuff like that. It looks great!

    • Hey Jenna, Jamie actually got that from a local boutique shop. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t know where to find another like this.

  • Michael Greslick

    Looks great! I love getting your new plans each week…but I don’t know how I feel about you being a Ravens fan…Go Steelers! 🙂 Keep up the great work!!!

    • Haha thanks Michael! My dad is a Steelers fan to so I’m use to it.

  • Do you know about how much the materials would cost to build a pair of these?

  • Joe Reed

    Am I missing the steps for the construction and installation of the sliding shelf?

    • Linda Baldock

      I think it’s in step 6.

    • Jay Tea

      It isn’t very clear to me how you measure from the top to the sliding shelf and then from the sliding shelf to the drawer slides.

      • The sliding shelf is just laid in place in step 6, then the rails are shimmed (to allow the slide out to slide) and glued and nailed in place. The dimensions from the bottom of the drawer slides to the bottom of the rails is 6-3/8″ as called out in step 8.

    • Yea sorry that isn’t very clear Joe. The slide out is shown in step 6 but should have been called out again in step 9. I’ll get that fixed.

  • Linda Baldock

    Love love love this!!

  • Michael Mills

    Do you have the plans for #1 in your contest? I prefer that one and want to build it.

    • No but you could use these plans as a starting point and remove the Xs from the sides and add a door to the bottom.

  • Jennifer Harris

    I am part of your mailing list but I still can’t get a PDF copy of the
    plans. I was looking forward to working on this over the holiday.

    • That’s not good Jennifer. Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, I have been moving over the weekend. Sometimes these PDFs get caught in your spam filter. Try checking your junk mail and if it’s not in there shoot me an email and I’ll get it over to you.

  • Brian B.

    What do you use for your 2 x 2’s? I have a hard time finding 2 x 2’s at the big box stores other than furring strips or treated lumber. The rest looks like pine, right, even the plywood?

    • We usually rip down a 2×4 to make our own 2×2

      • Brian B.

        Thanks. Is the plywood just plain sanded plywood, or do you use the oak or birch plywood?

  • Skyler Olson

    I might be really confused but does the cut list call for (1)25 1/2 x 26 1/2 but the plans have two? The slide extension and the backing?

    • Moody Moss

      Did you ever get an answer on this? I had the same question

  • Rick Edwards

    I just found this and it looks great, but step 6 has a mistake, it says ‘3/4″ x 25-1/2″x26-1/2″‘ but this is the wrong piece it should say ‘3/4″ x 18-3/4” x 24-5/16”’, caused me a it of confusion when I was reading through the insturcions.

  • What did you use for the clear-coat?

  • Whitney Winter

    I am part of the mailing list but I didn’t get the PDF copy; I looked in my spam and junk and it’s not in either of them. I need the plan asap because I am building this in a school class. Can anyone help me?