It is always nice to have a little extra storage space. This craftsman style 3 drawer nightstand will give you plenty of room for your gadgets, reading material and stuff that you like to keep handy at your bedside.
I’ve made the height of the nightstand on the taller side for side tables (28″). My bed is quite high and it’s nice to have the side table match. If 28″ is too tall, you can cut the legs a little shorter to fit your need.
This 3 drawer nightstand is inspired by the Layne nightstand at world market. I really liked the square trim detail. It is optional though, you can easily leave it off of the build.
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A few tips about the build.
When building the drawers, the plans assume that you are using 3/4″ thick plywood. If you use the cheaper pine plywood (like at HD) it isn’t 3/4″ thick and you’ll have to use scrap wood as spacers. I cut some wood to make up the difference and attached it to the inside panel to mount the drawer runners on. The drawer runners require a 1/2″ gap on each side of the drawer.
When attaching the drawer fronts, it is handy to use a face clamp and a deck of cards to get an even spacing around the drawer front. Then add a couple screws from inside the drawer to secure in place.
The finish for this nightstand is Rustoleum Gloss Black, 1 quart of paint did 2 nightstands. To try and get the finish as smooth as possible I used gray spray primer (4 cans for 2 nightstands) and a foam roller for the paint.
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