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.
- Qty 2 – 3/4″ x 24″ x 48″ Plywood
- Qty 1 – 1/4″ x 48″ x 48″ Underlayment
- Qty 1 – 2 x 8 x 8′ Untreated Kiln Dried Lumber
- Qty 3 – 2 x 2 x 8′
- Qty 1 – 1 x 8 x 6′
- Qty 1 – 1 x 6 x 8′
- Qty 2 – 1 x 2 x 8′
- 18″ Drawer Slides
- 2-1/2″ Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (Coarse)
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- #10 x 2-1/2” Deck-Drive™ DSV Wood Screws
- #8 x 1-1/4” Deck-Drive™ DSV Wood Screws
- #9 x 1-1/2” Strong-Drive® SD Connector Screws
- Qty 4 – RTA2Z Rigid Tie™ Connectors
- Wood Glue
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DIY Nightstand Plans
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(Notice the garage floor… clearly my wife isn’t a messy stainer)
We stained the entire nightstand with Ash wood stain from Varathane.
The connectors and screws were painted with oil rubbed bronze spray paint from Rustoleum.
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.
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!