This is a great simple to build nightstand that looks very futuristic and is very practical. You can buy everything you need at Home Depot, and can build the whole table in two days (depending on how long it takes for the stain to dry). A special addition of this table: it has a USB charger plug built in! I'll explain how to wire a plug in this instructable.
Step 1: Tools
Here are the power tools you will need:
Jig saw (or dremel/router)
Circular saw (or table saw, or jig saw)
A ton of clamps
Screw driver (umm...if you don't have one, buy one anyways)
Mallet and wood chisel (helpful to make grooves)
Step 3: Start cutting!
Here is where the fun begins. First, let's mark the side boards. First, you want to start cutting the sides. Mark a line across the board at 30" and cut across. Then, using 30" piece, markup the first side (using the picture). Make sure to mark the place for the shelves! If you don't, it is really had to do this afterward. Cutout the first side, then markup the second side by flipping the diagram and fitting next to the angle cut you just made.