"This farmhouse nightstand is giving DIY a new name"

I always love sharing new projects, and even more than that I love partnering with other great builders to present those projects, and today I get to partner up with Huckleberry Ridge Furniture for the second time and I'm super excited to show you why! Farmhouse NightstandA while back we partnered together on the Farmhouse X Desk and it was a hit. I mean just look at it, why wouldn't it be? I completely fell in love with this desk and now I have something else to drool over.Farmhouse X DeskSo we are back again, with a vengeance! Ok, maybe that was too much; but we are back again with another awesome 3D plan, a Farmhouse Nightstand; or side table, if you prefer, and we hope you enjoy! It's giving me Joanna Gaines Vibes. 

Farmhouse Nightstand Plans

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Farmhouse Nightstand Dimensions

Materiels List

  • 2 - 2 x 4 x 8 ft
  • 3 - 1 x 2 x 8 ft
  • 1 - 1 x 10 x 8 ft
  • 2 - 2 x 6 x 8 ft 
  • 2 - 1 x 4 x 8 ft
  • 1 - 1 x 6 x 8 ft
  • 1 - 1/4" sheet of plywood - 2 x 2 ft
  • 1 - 2 x 2 x 8 ft 

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 Now let's get to it.

Step 1: Build Farmhouse Nightstand Sides

First you will build the farmhouse nightstand legs by attaching the legs together with the stretcher pieces using a drill and Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System. You will be using  1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach the pieces together.  You will be  repeating this step twice so that you have two side pieces for the farmhouse nightstand.

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Next, you will attach the inside boards to the assembled side again using a drill and  1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood glue

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Pocket holes should be drilled on the sides of the 1x8 and drilled into the 2x4. Repeat this step for the other side of the farmhouse nightstand.

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Step 2: Attach Farmhouse Nightstand Sides

Next, you will assemble the two farmhouse nightstand sides together using  1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood glue. It may be helpful to utilize a right angle clamp here to help secure the piece of wood while you are screwing in the pocket hole screws. 

Farmhouse Nightstand Plans

You will complete the assembly of the farmhouse nightstand by attaching the remainder stretcher pieces to the piece.

Farmhouse Console

Step 3: Build the Inside of the Farmhouse Nightstand

Once the stretcher pieces are in place, you will attach the inner wood pieces of the nightstand to the assembled farmhouse nightstand again using a Kreg Jig and  1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws.Your pocket holes should be drilled on the sides of the 1x8 and drilled into the 2x4.

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Now we will start adding the pieces that will hold the nightstand drawer. We will be attaching 1x2s to the insides of the nightstand. These 1x2s should be flush with the bottom of tops inside.. Then 1x2s will be attached to the left and right side of the farmhouse nightstand using wood glue and wood screws

These 1x2s will serve as the supports for the drawer. If you'd rather use drawer slides, feel free to skip this step and adjust drawer size as needed.

Farmhouse Console

Step 4: Attach Nightstand Bottom 

Next, you will add the 1x4 boards to create the bottom of the farmhouse nightstand. When dealing with the outside corners of the nightstand, you will need to use your bandsaw or a jigsaw to notch out the corners of the left and right 1x4s and leave spacing in between each board for a planked look. 

Farmhouse Console

Place the 1x4s out before nailing them down. Spacing should approximately be about 7/8" between each board.

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Step 5: Attach Nightstand Top

Once the nightstand base is all assembled, you will assemble the top of the farmhouse nightstand and attach it to the nightstand base  using Tabletop Z clips fasteners or wood screws from the inside. 

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Step 6: Build Nightstand Drawers

You will begin assembling the drawers together using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws to attach along with wood glue. Utilize your right angle clamp, to clamp the boards into place while you drive in your pocket hole screws.

Farmhouse Console

You will attach the 1/4" drawer bottom to the assembled drawer using a staple gun and 1" staples.

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Next, you will attach the front of the drawer to the assembled box using the pre-drilled pocket holes. Once the drawer is assembled, it should slide right in on the 1x2s on the farmhouse nightstand. If you opt to use drawer slides, you will need to adjust the drawer slides accordingly.

Farmhouse Console

Step 7: Add Decorative Trim

Once the drawer is built, you will begin adding the 2x2 X braces to the nightstand.  It may be wise to measure the 2x2s to your already assembled nightstand first before making cuts for the best fit. The measurements should serve as just a guide.

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Now this is the fun part! Finish off your nightstand with the color of your choice! Michael and Sara used Walnut Stain with matte polycrylic for the top and "Creamy" by Sherwin Williams for the bottom and don't forget a cool drawer pull for the front drawer.


The Farmhouse nightstand should now be complete! I absolutely love this project and I hope you do too. Cant wait to see all of your attempts at this build.

Farmhouse NightstandBut I can't let you go without just one more look. Michael and Sara really knocked this out of the park. I hope you enjoyed these Farmhouse Nightstand plans, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Farmhouse Desk

Thanks for reading guys, XOXO Ashley  

June 16, 2019 — Ashley Basnight