A nightstand Is always an important part of a room and it's always close to a bed, you can easily drop and store important things on and in a nightstand. Most of them on this list are made of wood and a few other durable materials.
We have put together a list of 30 DIY nightstand plans that you can make in a jiffy. So, without further ado, let's dive in and see how you can build and install a nightstand with ease.
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1. DIY Nightstand
The first step to making this nightstand is to determine the width and height of the stand, this should also be done by putting the height of your bed into consideration. Next, you will start making the side panels, determine the size of the drawers, measure, and cut the wood boards to start attaching the rest of the piece of the nightstand.
2. DIY Pallet Nightstand
You will need an old pallet for this project, some wood glue, screws, satin finish wood stain, nails, and thin plywood, and a few basic woodworking tools. The making process is super easy and doable.
3. Owens Nightstand Plan
This guide is perfect for those that know how to calculate when cutting wood, there is a cut list for the side panels, drawers, front trim, and other parts of the nightstand that will make this project an easy one.
4. DIY Sliding Barn Door Nightstand
This project is quite easy and simple to follow, the creator made a nightstand with some barn door hardware, it cost about $20, and it's pretty easy to install. The rest of the woodwork is simple as well, and straightforward.
5. DIY Floating Nightstand
The creator used 1x10x48 inch pieces of pine wood boards, she started by measuring and cutting the board into the required size for assembly. This is a floating nightstand that costs $10 to build. The steps are super easy and simple to follow.
6. DIY Modern Plywood Nightstand
The creator used pretty fine plywood to make this stand, it's so beautiful and quite spacious. It's big and perfect for a queen-size bed. You'll only need a DeWalt atomic drill, a Ridgid octane cordless router, and a Kreg adaptive cutting system for your tools. The making process is simple.
7. How To Make A Nightstand
With this time-lapse video guide, you can make a nightstand from a few pieces of wood boards. The nightstand is small, has 1 drawer, and a space underneath the drawer. The step-by-step instructions are simple to follow, you can never make a mistake, and it's perfect for beginners.
8. DIY Modern Rustic Nightstand With Drawer
Here is a simple, sturdy nightstand that will take a few materials like aged brass cabinet knobs, satin polyurethane finish, Kreg screws, wood glue, and a few more. This rustic nightstand is durable and beautiful.
9. How To Build A Nightstand
This is an amazing nightstand that can be built with a few basic woodworking tools and materials. The creator made 2 pairs of nightstands and a dresser. This is a great build, though it looks like a professionally finished job, you can do it as well.
10. DIY Scrap Nightstand
This is a straightforward nightstand build that requires an old cabinet, plywood, sandpaper, glue, drywall screws, some scrap wood, polyurethane, and a few more.
11. DIY Nightstand Organizer
First, this nightstand is quite small, but efficient, you can do a lot with it, place stuff on it, charge your phone on it, and lots more. The making process is effortlessly easy.
12. Tapered Leg Bachelor's Chest Nightstand
This is a modern-styled nightstand with fancy but sturdy wooden legs, two big drawers, and a large nightstand top where you can place your stuff. This nightstand will look good beside a king-size bed, and it's super easy to build with the step-by-step guide in the link above.
13. DIY Modern Farmhouse Nightstand
You can build this nightstand for your master bedroom, you can spray it with whatever polyurethane finish and paint you want so it matches your bed frame and room. The nightstand has 2 drawers that come underneath the shelf space above. It's perfect in size and you can use the building plans in the video guide to understand and make this farmhouse nightstand with ease.
14. Simple Wood Nightstand DIY
Here is how you're going to make a quick and easy nightstand, with this video guide. The creator made this without any drawer, just a large shelf space and a top where you can place stuff.
15. DIY Floating Nightstand With Drawer
This is a gorgeous floating nightstand that has only one large storage drawer, and it's pretty sturdy. Although, as a floating nightstand made of wood, you shouldn't keep heavy stuff on it. It's durable, simple, and easy to build.
16. DIY Nightstand Plan
This is a mid-century modern nightstand made with ebonized oak. This project requires an expert woodworking skill, because of the tools used and the kind of materials involved. It has one drawer that is laser engraved, a shelf storage underneath. The nightstand also stands on four wooden dowel legs connected with leg brackets. It's quite sturdy and durable.
17. Simpson Nightstand Plan
This is another elegant, and simple nightstand, it's 30 inches tall, 29 inches wide, and it's super sturdy. It has a large space underneath the top area where you can store books, clothes, and whatever you please. There is also a drawer, the making process is simple.
18. DIY Nightstand With Secret Drawer
If you need a nightstand that can lock your private stuff that can only.be seen and accessed by you then, here is a smooth guide that will help you with that. It's a tall nightstand with a secret drawer, and 3 visible, and accessible drawers below.
19. Free Floating Nightstand Plan
Now it's time for a floating nightstand, no base, nothing to place under, just the nightstand hanging from the wall close to your bed, and you can place a few things inside and on top of it. Whatever you place on top shouldn't be heavy.
20. Simple And Modern Nightstand Plan
This modern nightstand is not just easy to build but also inexpensive. The guide has step-by-step instructions on how to construct the nightstand with images to make it effortless.
21. DIY Modern Nightstand
The creator of this video guide made a modern mid-century nightstand that.is strong, durable, and simple to build. The creator also used a circular saw for all the woodcuts he made. This project is also quite inexpensive, it has only one drawer, and it stands on some sturdy wooden legs. This video guide has a written building plan that will be easy to understand better, so check it out and learn more.
22. 3 Step DIY Nightstand
You can make this beautiful nightstand in 3 easy steps. It's cheap and also simple to build, perfect for beginners. Everything about this video guide is effortless, the making process is quick and it has no drawers, just open shelf storage.
23. How To Make A Nightstand With Drawer
This is the perfect nightstand video guide, the creator took time to show you how it's made from scratch. You'll need a few wood boards, screws, a drill, a lot more. This video guide features few other nightstand ideas that you can check out if this one doesn't suit your needs. All are in video form but quite easy to understand.
24. How To Build A Bedside Table
The creator started by measuring and cutting a wood board for the frame. The rest of the woodworking process is simple. This project is perfect homemade woodworking, no expert skill required, and no sophisticated woodworking tools needed. It's quick, cheap, and easy to build with a few steps.
25. DIY Hanging Table Nightstand
This is an amazing nightstand, it's unique and aesthetically pleasing. It can't carry lots of items on top but is pretty easy to make and quite sturdy. The creator used a piece of wood that still wore its tree bark.
26. DIY Reclaimed Lumber Nightstand
Here is a nightstand that was built with Reclaimed lumber wood. This project requires no expert woodworking skill, just a simple sketch of how the building will look, and a few materials and basic woodworking tools. The making process becomes easy when all those things are provided.
27. DIY Modern Side Table
Here is a modern side table with simple 8-inch table legs, and 12-inch cleats or a wooden dowel. If pressure is applied to the top of the nightstand, the legs might give away. Although, the making process is simple and the side table is big and has a lot of space inside.
28. DIY Nightstand With Light
For this project, youtube turned a chair into a nightstand with LED lamp lights. You'll also need small pieces of wood, basic woodworking tools, glue, 1 power cable for the lamp, and a few more supplies.
29. DIY Bedside Table Build
The creator of this video guide used a lot of sophisticated woodworking tools, check the link to see more. If you don't have those tools, you can use the basic hand-held woodworking tools, it will only be stressful and tasking.
The nightstand that the creator makes is one of the best, sturdy, durable, and beautiful. The preparation of the wood took more time than the assembly because you have to glue pieces of wood planks to form a whole wood board.
After letting the board dry, then you can now start assembling with screws, nails, and more. Besides the expert tools used, the steps are simple to follow. The nightstand has only 1 drawer and an open shelf storage space.
30. DIY Pallet Wood Nightstand
Here is another amazing nightstand, made from pallet wood. The creator bought a nightstand for $400, didn't like it, and decided to recreate it with 3 pallets, and a $4 lumber wood.
So you can see that making a nightstand is way better than buying one, you are in control of the making process and can adjust it to suit your needs, keeping it super strong and durable. In order to know which pallets are hazardous and which aren't, you need to check the description in the link to see the pallet safety guide link that the creator inserted.
This nightstand has one drawer below the open shelf storage space, and it's quite big. This video time-lapse guide might not give you the step-by-step instructions that will pass the message across for you, so check the description below the video to see the step-by-step tutorial available.
Here we are, I believe you have gotten the idea of how to make a nightstand in various seamlessly easy ways. Most of the guides on this list can be done without spending a dime, just a few common materials that you can turn into a special nightstand.
Always follow the instructions, some of the woodworking processes seem difficult. Also, it is more profitable to make a nightstand yourself than to buy one. We appreciate your time here, bye for now.